Flyer FAQ

  • Is Flyer real?

    Very much so. Flyer is Kitty Hawk’s first flying vehicle and the first step to making flight part of everyday life.

  • Is it easy to use?

    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.

  • How high can it go?

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

  • How fast can it go?

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

  • Will I be able to get on Flyer?

    Making Flyer accessible helps more people experience the freedom and possibilities of vehicles of the future. Partner with us here to help bring Flyer to your community and follow us here to learn how you can fly Flyer.

  • Is it available for purchase?

    Not at the moment. The opportunity to join the limited Founders Series pre-order is closed. We are now focused on making personal flight accessible and affordable. If you would like to help us bring Flyers to your community, let us know here. We look forward to sharing our progress in the coming months: for updates, please follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

  • Is it going to be loud?

    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).

  • How much is it?

    We have not yet disclosed Flyer’s sale price. Our mission is to give more people the freedom of flight so we will work with partners to make fleets of Flyer available to fly in recreational environments around the world.

Flyer Fact Sheet

Company Name: Kitty Hawk Corporation

Headquarters: Mountain View, California

Kitty Hawk CEO: Sebastian Thrun

Product Name: Flyer

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)


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