Opener completed 4 flight demonstrations of the BlackFly eVTOL at Oshkosh 2021. (Photo: Opener)
Opener, a pioneer of electric aerial vehicles for consumer travel, announced the historic completion of four human-operated flights of BlackFly, the world's first eVTOL fixed-wing aircraft. Two BlackFly production vehicles soared into the sky in front of hundreds of thousands of attendees at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture 2021 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
BlackFly eVTOL aircraft were flown by Opener team members, Eleanor Li, Plant Manager, and Marcus Leng, Founder and CEO, on July 27th, 2021, and Kristina Menton, Director of Operations, on July 31st, 2021. The operators showcased BlackFly's powerful capabilities of vertical takeoff and landing, cruise flight, hover, rotating, sideways and forward flight, and return-to-home.
"This was a momentous day for aerial vehicles and the future of transportation," said Marcus Leng, Founder and CEO of Opener. "With over 35,500 miles flown and vehicles in production, we have demonstrated that BlackFly is a first in this space."
No pilot's license is required to operate BlackFly ultralight vehicles.
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