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No need for a pilot’s license to fly this all-electric aircraft!

19 June 2018

Flyer is Kitty Hawk’s first personal flying vehicle and is the first step to make flying part of everyday life, especially for those without a pilot's license.

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 can experience the freedom and exhilaration of flight! Flyer maintains an altitude of 3 metres/10 feet for the first riders’ flights. Kitty Hawk have adjusted the flight control system to limit the speed to 20mph, also for 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.

Facts & Figures:

• Product Name: Flyer

• Type of Machine: Personal aircraft

• Power: All-electric

• Capacity: Designed for one participant

• Height Limit: Operates between 3-10 ft off the surface of water

• Wingspan: 8’ x 13’

• Vertical take-off and landing: Powered by 10 independent lift fans

• Battery Life: Battery life will depend on participant weight, environmental factors, and forward speed.

• Flight time: 12-20 minutes (at 20 mph)

• Regulation: Part 103 Ultralight


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