The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. 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.
That flying car startup Google’s Larry Page is backing? It’s finally showing its hand… and the company’s initial product is both more and less than what you might expect. Kitty Hawk’s first publicly demonstrated vehicle, the Flyer, isn’t so much the flying car of sci-fi fame as a recreational vehicle. The one-seat, propeller-driven vehicle is meant for a short flight across lake when you’re at the cottage, not commuting to work — that Jetsons-like future isn’t here yet. You won’t have to wait long to get it, though. Kitty Hawk expects to start selling the Flyer by the end of 2017. This will be a practical reality within months, in other words. You can already put down $100 to sign up for a $2,000 discount on the finished machine.