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About GoFly

GoFly is a Boeing-sponsored competition pushing the boundaries of innovation, engineering, and transportation to create a personal flying device for anyone, anywhere.

We’re calling on the world’s greatest thinkers, designers, engineers, and inventors to make the impossible possible. Today we look to the sky and say, “That plane is flying.” We challenge innovators around the world to create a device that makes us look to the sky and say, “That person is flying.”

GoFly welcomes revolutionary design, and our Technical Rules provide room for invention. The personal flying device must be safe, quiet, ultra-compact, and near-VTOL—capable of carrying a single person for a distance of 20 miles without refueling or recharging. The invention should be user-friendly and, of course, provide the thrill of flight. Outside of these requirements, the function and design are up to innovator teams.

Over the next two years, individuals and teams from around the globe will compete for $2 million in prizes, accessing global experts to bring their ideas to life.

Together, we will make people fly.


How is Boeing involved?

Boeing, the world’s largest and most forward-thinking aerospace company, has partnered with GoFly to turn dreams into reality. Since its founding more than a century ago, Boeing has been at the forefront of innovation and exploration, pushing the limits of what is possible through game-changing technologies that impact the world and meet the needs of the global community. Through GoFly, Boeing will help empower the next generation of dreamers and thinkers to take on one of the most ambitious and exciting opportunities of our day. As the Grand Sponsor of the GoFly competition, Boeing is sponsoring tomorrow.

Do competitors keep their Intellectual Property?

Yes, Teams will keep all of their intellectual property, except that teams will grant limited media rights to GoFly so that GoFly can publicize and promote the Competition and the Teams.

How much money can you win?

GoFly is offering $2,000,000 in total prizes over the course of the 24-month competition. This purse will be spread out over three prize phases. Phase I will include 10 $20K prizes awarded based on written technical specifications; Phase II will include four $50K prizes awarded to Teams with the best VTOL demonstration and revised Phase I materials; and Phase III will unveil the Grand Prize Winner, awarded at the Final Fly-Off in the fall of 2019.

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