• Flying Solo: GoFly Advances Single-Passenger Air Mobility Solutions

    Flying Solo: GoFly Advances Single-Passenger Air Mobility Solutions
    By Nicolas Zart
    Vertiflite, May/June 2019

    GoFly has awarded five teams $50,000 each toward their efforts to develop personal flying devices.

    The $2M GoFly Prize competition has completed its second phase and has so far received more interest than ever imagined. The idea to fund safe and innovative designs...

  • Aviaereo Aereo-bee

    Aviaereo Ltd
    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

    The Aviaereo Aereo-bee is an aircraft being developed in Cambridge, England. It is a team in the GoFly competition.

    The company was formed in October 2018 by Robert Anthony Hart.


    Article: Meet the Teams: Get to Know Team Aviaereo, From Cambridge, United Kingdom, GoFlyPrize.com, March 19, 2019

  • GoFly

    GoFly Hits 40

    GoFly announced on Feb. 6 that 40 teams were officially participating in Phase II (the building phase) of its GoFly Prize competition. On March 26, GoFly will announce the Phase II winners and award $50,000 USD to up to four winning teams. GoFly is awarding $2M in prizes for building the world’s first personal flying device. Electric propulsion is a key enabler for the competition.

  • FanFlyer, Inc. FanFlyer

    FanFlyer, Inc.
    Flagstaff, AZ, USA

    FanFlyer Inc.’s vehicle of the same name is a gas-hybrid Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) hoverbike that is a contender in the GoFly competition.

    The vehicle’s gas powered motors drive four ducted fans around an open cockpit seat. The design is derived from ducted fan data accumulated in the 1950s and 60s with modern UAV derived flight controls providing...

  • Electric Jet Aircraft VertiCycle

    VertiCycleElectric Jet AircraftAnderson, Indiana, USAwww.electricjetaircraft.com

    Electric Jet Aircraft’s VertiCycle is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) hoverbike and a competitor in the GoFly Prize competition.

    The VertiCycle appears to use the same lift motors as the company’s EJ-1B jetpack. The...

  • DragonAir Airboard 1 & 2

    Airboard 1 & 2
    Panama City Beach, Florida, USA

    DragonAir’s Airboard 1 is a one person electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) hoverbike that is part of the GoFly competition. The team includes Jeff Elkins who is the creator and designer, and began working on his eVTOL aircraft in 2015. Mariah Cain is the co-designer, pilot and project manager. Ray Brandes is the design specialist and he is also an an...

  • X-Aero X-Craft

    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    X-Aero, the RMIT GoFly Team, comprises the RMIT School of Engineering, the RMIT Activator
    initiative (educating students with an entrepreneurial mindset and supporting venture creation) and dedicated RMIT students and staff, located in Australia. They are creating an evolving concept electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that has been submitted as a...

  • EosFlight

    London, U.K.

    EosFlight is working on a vehicle and has been included in the Boeing GoFly competition. There is little information of EosFlight. One image suggests a fixed wing aircraft with twin tractor-pushed props inside a wing/stabilizer assembly.

    Eos was the goddess of the dawn and EosFlight says it chose its name to represent the dawn of a new era of personal...

  • Electric Jet Aircraft EJ-1S eVTOL jetpack flight test 2019, USA.

    Electric Jet Aircraft EJ-1S

    EJ-1SElectric Jet AircraftAnderson, Indiana, USAwww.electricjetaircraft.com

    Electric Jet Aircraft was founded by Pete Bitar in June 2018 and his company focus is creating small electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft which are safe and easy to fly and have no emissions. Bitar has been dreaming of making a personal jetpack since 13 years old...

  • GoFly

    GoFly Enters Phase II

    GoFly Enters Phase II

    By Kenneth I. Swartz

    Vertiflite, July/August 2018

    The goal of the GoFly Prize is to foster the development of safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL personal flying devices capable of flying twenty miles while carrying a single person. Here’s the story so far, nine months into the two-year...