Wisk Gen 6

Quick Summary

Wisk Gen 6 is an experimental airworthiness certificate holding aerial vehcil. Wisk operates as an eVTOL flying taxi with deployable rotors for vertical takeoff and landing and a single pusher propeller for sustained forward flight.

WISK, owned by The Boeing Company

Stage of Development

Preliminary Design

Prototype Build

Flight Testing


Commercially Operating
Technical Details

Aircraft Type: Winged VTOL

Powerplant: All-electric

Range: 25 miles

Top Speed: 100 mph

Passenger Capacity: Two passengers

Propeller Configuration: 6 lift propellers under each wing (non-tilting), 1 rear pusher-propeller for forward thrust.

Autonomy Level: Autonomous

Dimensions: 36ft wingspan

Other Information: 

Operating Altitude: Between 500 ft to 3000 ft

Regulation: Cora has an experimental airworthiness certificate from both the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We are working with the CAA on further certification goals to bring an air taxi service to the commercial market.

Funding: $6.5M (unconfirmed), with backing from Google co-founder Larry Page

Our Take on Wisk Gen 6

Cora is poised for great success in the flying taxi industry - the biggest hurdle to overcome for the company at this point is regulatory. Cora made its first flight in October of 2017, and sparked a large amount of media attention. The path forward will be a pioneering one for the Mountain View, CA based company, as no other manufacturer has attempted certification with the New Zealand CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) that is known to date. If the company can successfully navigate this certification process and argue for equivalency under the United State's Federal Aviation Administration, KittyHawk has the potential to be one of the leading manufacturers of flying taxis to both private and commercial users. Additionally, the first flight of the KittyHawk Flyer drew even more attention to KittyHawk, as the Flyer requires no pilot.