Kitty Hawk Flyer is an “all-electric aircraft” that is designed to operate over water

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. We publicly revealed the working prototype in April 2017. The official Flyer will be available by the end of the year.

Designed for use over fresh water, the Kitty Hawk Flyer is an intelligent personal mobility solution. Powered by a series of propellers, it takes off and lands vertically, making it far more convenient for short jaunts across the lake than a seaplane or boat.

The Flyer operates in the FAR 103 Ultralight Category of US FAA regulations. It does not require registration or a pilot’s license and may be flown in uncongested areas for recreational purposes.

Flyer, the device is more of a hoverbike with a series of drone-style propellers that provide lift. Kitty Hawk has designed the Flyer so that it runs purely on electricity and features controls so easy to use that anyone could learn to fly it in minutes. It’s also designed for vertical take-off and landings and can reach a height of 15 feet.

Kitty Hawk explains that the Flyer is considered an Ultralight by the Federal Aviation Administration so you don’t need a pilot’s license to operate one. However, the company states that the Flyer is only to be used over water and in uncongested areas, so don’t imagine you’ll be using one to skip the traffic in your daily commute.

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