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How it Works



The goal of the GoFly Prize is to foster the development of safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL personal flying devices capable of flying twenty miles while carrying a single person.

We encourage innovators, inventors, engineers, and makers to develop and build a personal flying device that can be used by anyone, anywhere. GoFly will award $2,000,000 in prizes over three phases, starting with 10 prizes of $20,000 each based on paper technical submissions.

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In Phase II, the actual building begins, and innovators will have the opportunity to learn from and work with some of the world’s leading experts in aircraft design, systems engineering, fabrication and testing, and finance and funding.

With one-on-one guidance and monthly seminars, teams will have unprecedented resources to help bring their ideas to life. At the end of Phase II, we’ll award four prizes at $50,000 each based on a VTOL demonstration and revised Phase I materials.

Meet the Experts


The GoFly Prize culminates in a Final Fly-off where all innovator teams will debut their personal flying devices—and make history. Four prizes will be awarded at the Final Fly-off, including a $250,000 prize for the quietest compliant device, a $250,000 prize for the smallest compliant device, a $100,000 disruptive innovation prize, and the $1,000,000 Grand Prize. With Boeing as our Grand Sponsor, together we will make the impossible possible.

Greg Hyslop, Boeing CTO

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