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  • 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...

  • A top view of the Blue Sparrow

    Penn State University Blue Sparrow

    Blue Sparrow
    Penn State University
    Centre City, Pennsylvania, USA

    Students and faculty at Penn State University Aerospace Engineering designed Blue Sparrow to be scalable, robust, safe, and fun to fly. Team captain Jack Langelaan told the Penn State Newsletter, “we chose this configuration because it provides good controllability and reduces the power required to fly within the size constraints imposed by the competition”. On...