The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations.
We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes.Kitty Hawk expects to start selling the Flyer by the end of 2017.
This will be a practical reality within months, in other words. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but spending the $100 to join the Kitty Hawk membership club will knock $2,000 off the final cost.
The Flyer is considered to be an Ultralight aircraft per FAA regulations, which is why there’s no pilot’s license required. Kitty Hawk says that there are no plans to ship the vehicle outside the US.