Flown for recreational purposes over water and uncongested areas

Friday, September 14th, 2018

The Kitty Hawk Flyer does look like fun:

Flyer is Kitty Hawk’s first personal flying vehicle and the first step to make flying part of everyday life.

Flyer is designed to be easy to fly and flown for recreational purposes over water and uncongested areas. In just a couple of hours, you will experience the freedom and exhilaration of flight.

Flyer maintains an altitude of 3 meters/10 feet for our first riders’ flights.

We have adjusted the flight control system to limit the speed to 20 mph for our first riders’ flights.

Flyer creates thrust through all-electric motors that are significantly quieter than any fossil fuel based equivalent. When Flyer is in the air, depending on your distance, it will sound like a lawnmower (50ft) or a loud conversation (250ft).

In the US, Flyer operates under FAA CFR Part 103 – Ultralight. FAA does not require aircraft registration or pilot certification though flight training is highly encouraged. Ultralights may only be flown over uncongested areas.


  1. Jeff R says:

    Any wind and I’ll bet that thing becomes a death trap.

  2. Sam J. says:

    Accelerometers could provide instant feedback to make control easy. They have these in toys today.

    Here’s some prebuild chips.


  3. Graham says:

    Makes me think of a Grentheman water-hopper. I hear they’re easy to stall.

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5bm85n Relevant sequence begins at 30:00

    This concludes Obscure Star Trek Reference Moment.

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