Trek Aerospace FlyKart 2

Quick Summary

The Trek Aerospace FlyKart 2 is a personal hover bike that uses protected fans to lift off and land vertically, and then transitions to forward flight through rearward diversion of the fan lifting force. The prototype competed in the GoFly competition with Boeing, but has not appeared to release any updates since videos of its flight tests surfaced in 2016.

Trek Aerospace, based in Folsom, CA, USA

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Aircraft Type: Wingless VTOL

Powerplant: All-Electric

Range: 32 miles

Top Speed: 65 mph

Propeller Configuration: 8 lifting rotors (tilting)

Passenger/Payload Capacity: 1 pilot

Autonomy Level: Piloted

Wingspan/Dimensions: 6'7" width, 6'5" length, 3'11" height

Our Take on the FlyKart 2

Although the FlyKart2 may never go into commercial production, notable to its design are its enclosed (ducted) fans, which many consider safer than exposed propellors for urban uses. This particular design feature has given Trek Aerospace opportunities to cooperate with companies like XTI and others.  A similar ducted fan design is utilized by Urban Aeronautics' CityHawk, as well as the Bell Nexus. No updates have recently been released from Trek Aerospace, but check back later for more updates.