Revealed at the Paris Airshow, the Workhorse Group’s SureFly personal VTOL offers simple and safe flying for a pilot and one passenger. The vehicle looks like a helicopter and uses four propeller arms with two fixed contra-rotating propellers each arm. It is powered by a gas combustion engine with lithium-ion batteries to reduce the need to recharge but to have a backup in case of engine failure. The controls use a simple joystick; since the vehicle is classified as a light-sport aircraft, it only takes 20 hours of pilot training to fly. The company hopes to use the SureFly in short taxi rides (up to 70 miles) with a targeted price of less than $200,000.

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