Category: Vtol

CES 2019: VTOL Preview

Starting tomorrow, January 8, all eyes will be on Las Vegas to find out the latest in all things tech – including VTOLs. In 2018, Volocopter made headlines by flying ex-computer hardware giant Intel’s...

The world’s first Hoverbike: Q&A with Hoversurf’s Joseph Segura-Conn

The world’s first Hoverbike: Q&A with Hoversurf’s Joseph Segura-Conn

The world’s first hoverbike, Hoversurf’s Scorpion 3, did not have the smoothest of landings when it entered the industry at GITEX 2017, Dubai’s annual tech expo. The model came under instant scrutiny for its...

Yamaha certifies new UAV helicopter

Yamaha Motor Corp has been granted permission by the FAA to start flying its new UAV helicopter on agricultural-spraying operations. The Yamaha FAZER helicopter is a remotely piloted UAV drone and the successor to...

Workhorse flies SureFly

Electric transport company Workhorse has flown its personal vtol aircraft for the first time. Workhorse’s SureFly vtol took off on its first untethered flight just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio last week. The aircraft hovered...

DARPA cans X-Plane

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has pulled the plug on the Aurora Flight Sciences experimental defence Vtol, the X-Plane. But Aurora’s air taxi is there to pick up the pieces. The Boeing-owned...

AHS re-brands as ‘Vertical Flight Society’

American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is rebranding itself as the Vertical Flight Society, to better represent an increasing number of non-helicopter vertical flight companies joining its ranks. Only two months after helicopter manufacturer Bell...