A next-generation ultralight with the design of an enlarged drone brings the declaration by Dr. Emmett Brown in the 1985 film Back to The Future, “Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads,” a little closer to reality.
Flyer by Kitty Hawk is an ultralight personal flying vehicle. As governed by FAA CFR Part 103 aircraft registration and pilot certification are not required to fly the ultralight aircraft, although it may only be flown over uncongested areas. It is, however, a next-generation personal flying vehicle that is intuitive to operate marking a giant step forward toward making flying part of everyday life for a larger demographic.
Flyer maintains an altitude of just three meters for first rider flights and is governed by a speed limit of just 20 mph. Thrust is generated by electric motors, which makes it considerably more quiet than fossil fuel powered motors.
In an attempt to make Flyer accessible, Kitty Hawk is offering a pre-sale to founder flyers and looking for partners interested in fleets of Flyer for operation in recreational environments around the world.