Kitty Hawk

  • Kitty Hawk Announcements

    On June 25, The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on future efforts to advance safe urban air mobility (UAM). The strategic partnership will bring together the innovation of Kitty Hawk’s Cora division with Boeing’s scale and aerospace expertise. Cora is a two-seat, lift-plus-cruise eVTOL that is currently being tested unmanned in New Zealand. In addition, the company tweeted on Aug. 15 that...

  • Electric Aircraft Symposium 2019 Synopsis

    The Vertical Flight Society co-sponsored the CAFE Foundation’s 13th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium, held July 20-21, 2019, at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. EAS 2019 was held in conjunction with the Experimental Aviation Association’s annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, July 22-28 (see eVTOL News from AirVenture).

    Two dozen of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts spoke at EAS 2019, all of which are available...

  • Kitty Hawk Flyer Enters Service

    Kitty Hawk Flyer Enters Service

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, July/August 2018

    Kitty Hawk is taking electric vertical flight to the consumer market. If the Flyer lives up to its promises, hundreds — if not thousands — will be flying every day.

    The recent explosion of electric vertical takeoff and...

  • Kitty Hawk at Lake Las Vegas

    Kitty Hawk Flyer

    Kitty Hawk
    Mountain View, California, USA

    The Kitty Hawk Flyer is an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle sponsored by Google founder Larry Page.

    The Flyer was colorfully described by The Verge as a “bobsled mounted on a couple of pontoons surrounded by a bunch of drone rotors” It uses ten electric motors for vertical propellers (three on each pontoon and four on struts). It weighs...

  • Meet Cora

    Meet Cora

    By Mike Hirschberg

    Vertiflite May/June 2018

    On March 12, Kitty Hawk revealed its latest surprise: Cora. After nearly eight years of secretive electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft development, the Mountain View, California-based company backed by Google co-founder Larry Page finally went...

  • Kitty Hawk Cora (yellow in NZ)

    Kitty Hawk Cora

    Kitty Hawk Corp.
    Mountain View, California

    Kitty Hawk unveiled on March 12, 2018, that it had been flying a two-seat derivative of the Zee Aero Z-P2 in California and in New Zealand. The company also announced:

    • Zephyr Airworks is the operator of Kitty Hawk in New Zealand. New Zealand is recognized for its safety-focused regulatory environment and a strong history of...
  • From Aerovelo to Kitty Hawk (sidebar)

    Aerovelo Wins World Records: From Aerovelo to Kitty Hawk

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2017

    Sidebar to Back to Kitty Hawk: Exploring the Secrets of the Kitty Hawk Flyer

    The Kitty Hawk engineering team is led by Dr. Todd Reichert (aerodynamics) and Cameron Robertson...

  • Back to Kitty Hawk

    Back to Kitty Hawk: Exploring the Secrets of the Kitty Hawk Flyer

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2017

    It’s a long way from the windy sand dunes of the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the San Francisco Bay, but the aviation adventure that the Wright brothers launched near Kitty Hawk in 1903 now continues...

  • (Image) Interview with Dr. Todd Reichert, Kitty Hawk, July 28, 2017

    eVTOL News Video, Ep.1: Kitty Hawk Flyer Demo

    AHS is proud to kick off its original series of eVTOL News videos! Episode 1: "Kitty Hawk Flyer Demo" is an interview with Kitty Hawk's director of engineering, Dr. Todd Reichert (of Aerovelo fame), and includes clips from the first public flight on July 28, 2017 at EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

    From Vertiflite, Nov/Dec 2017

    The Flyer in Oshkosh
    On the warm morning of July 28, aviation enthusiasts lined...

  • Flyer Prototype Featured Image

    Kitty Hawk Flyer (defunct prototype)

    Flyer (Prototype)
    Kitty Hawk
    Mountain View, California, USA

    Kitty Hawk unveiled the prototype for their electric VTOL "Flyer" for recreational flying with a video on YouTube on April 24, 2017. From their website at the time: "The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it...