Workhorse released a video on July 2nd announcing that Workhorse will be at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, and will also be demoing their new SureFly at the event.
The official announcement read:
“Workhorse, an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector, announced that its SureFly Multi-Copter is scheduled to fly on Tuesday, July 24 during the Innovations Day session at the EAA AirVenture fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The manned flight will take place with an all-electric SureFly test vehicle from 3:03 to 3:08 p.m. Central Time, during the event’s daily airshow.
“We are thrilled to fly this year at EAA AirVenture after introducing SureFly for the first time at last year’s event,” said Steve Burns, CEO of Workhorse Group. “As we work with the FAA through the Type Certification process, we appreciate the opportunity to publicly demonstrate our exciting progress at the World’s Greatest Air Celebration.”
Here’s a video of the announcement that Workhorse uploaded to YouTube yesterday.
Why it’s important: This could be a landmark event for VTOL awareness in the US, and also draw a much larger crowd to Workhorse and future urban mobility companies as well. Keep a close eye on the demonstration flight in late July, and also for the amount of buzz that Workhorse generates during the entire event – there will surely be many, many onlookers.
Lots of pre-event publicity. But two days after the scheduled event, there is nothing on the Internet about the performance of the vehicle. Sure-Fly, or Didn’t-Fly?