Quick Summary

The Electrafly eVTOL is a personal flying machine designed by Electrafly based in Utah. The aircraft, which can carry a single passenger, is extremely lightweight, and is powered by a hybrid-electric system that includes both electric propellors and a jet engine. ElectraFly intends for users to fly short distances within urban areas.

ElectraFly, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Aircraft Type: VTOL, fixed wing

Powerplant: 4 electric motors with lift propellors @80lbs thrust each + 1 jet engine for thrust @70lbs

Range: 20 miles

Top Speed: undisclosed

Propeller Configuration: 4 rotors, 4 ft diameter each

Passenger/Payload Capacity: 1 pilot

Autonomy Level: Piloted

Wingspan/Dimensions: 14 ft by 14 ft (est)

Additional Information

Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah

Type of Machine: Personal Air Vehicle

Altitude: Operates between 500 ft to 5000 ft above the ground.

Vertical take-off and landing: Propellors provide lift and some forward direction, while jet engine provides supplemental forward thrust. 

Price: $300-$400k

Regulation: Aiming for FAA Part 103 (Ultralight) certification within the next 2-3 years.

Funding: Internally funded, supported by various partners and owners.

Our Take on ElectraFly

Although ElectraFly has not released many details about its aircraft and plans for production, the company has a solid team behind it and an exciting aircraft design that features a combination of jet propulsion with electric propellers/motors and partially fixed wing flight that may give ElectraFly an edge over many other competitors in the personal aerial vehicle (PAV) market. ElectraFly launched in 2017, so their certification timeframe is nearing. FAA Part 103 certification should ease the process of obtaining approval for operations within the US, though the specific timeline for that approval is TBD, likely in late 2021 or 2022.