28 Nov '17, 12am

First manned flight of SureFly electric hybrid octocopter

Workhorse Group Inc will conduct the first manned flight of its SureFly™ personal hybrid octocopter on January 8 in Las Vegas. The date is dependent on several factors, including weather, regulatory approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and local municipalities. "After productive conversations with the Federal Aviation Administration, we're excited to be on a path forward to experimental status for the SureFly," said Stephen Burns, CEO of Workhorse. "The response to SureFly's public displays has been enthusiastic, and while we have much work ahead of us in our march toward certification, this first test flight represents a significant milestone for the project." SureFly, the world's first personal electric hybrid octocopter, was first unveiled in June. SureFly re-invents the helicopter, making it safer, easier to fly and much more affordable than a conventional...

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