Opener BlackFly

Quick Summary

The BlackFly is a flying taxi that carries a single person. The BlackFly features eight rotors spread over two wings, and does not require a pilot's license to operate.

Opener, a Palo Alto, CA, USA based company.

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Range: 25 miles

Speed: 62 mph

Payload: 1 pilot/operator

Testing Location: Undisclosed, Canada

Our Take on BlackFly

BlackFly is entirely new to the world as of 12 July 2018 - the company did a great job keeping the development of their vehicle under wraps until they were ready to release footage of the aircraft conducting test flights in Canada. It will be interesting to observe how the progression of the certification process advances as Opener (the company that is developing the BlackFly) is pursuing certification and flight testing with Transport Canada.