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How it Works

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JOIN THE CHALLENGE

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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ACCESS EXPERTS & BENEFITS

In Phase II, the actual building begins, and innovators 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 have unprecedented resources to help bring their ideas to life.

Teams also have access to a myriad of incredibly valuable benefits from industry leaders, amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars in mentoring, software, products, services, media, and discounts.

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.

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MAKE PEOPLE FLY

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, the $100,000 Pratt & Whitney Disruptor Award, 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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The sky is no longer the limit.

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