Boeing's personal aircraft competition announces 10 prototype flying machines.

Boeing and a cabal of major aircraft industry players announced June 14 the first-phase winners of the ambitious GoFly Prize. Designed to jump-start the development of personal flying vehicles, the GoFly program is an X-Prize style competition with millions of dollars in funding at stake. Initially announced in September of 2017, the GoFly Prize is a two-year, international effort to promote the speedy development of flying machines that are safe, compact, and (relatively) quiet. The ultimate goal is to design a personal flying device that can carry a single person 20 miles without refueling or recharging. Prototypes must also be able to achieve vertical — or “near vertical” — takeoff and landing capabilities for use in city environments. It's a tall order, but according to GoFly representatives, the competition has received hundreds of submissions for prototype vehicles since the program launch. The 10 Phase I winners announced today will each receive $20,000 in additional funding and move on to Phase II o

Boeing's personal aircraft competition announces 10 prototype flying machines.

Boeing and a cabal of major aircraft industry players announced June 14 the first-phase winners of the ambitious GoFly Prize. Designed to jump-start the development of personal flying vehicles, ...

Mon 18 Jun 18 from Discovery News

Boeing gave $20,000 to these ten wacky personal flyer designs

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Thu 14 Jun 18 from Engadget

Penn State's Blue Sparrow Team Named Phase I Winner of Gofly Prize

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Thu 14 Jun 18 from Newswise

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