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UK team among ten Boeing GoFly Prize winners

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Ten winners of the first stage of the Boeing GoFly competition include one team from the UK, Team Leap, with its personal flying machine called ‘Vantage’.

The GoFly Prize is a two year, $2 million international competition to create a personal flying device.

The ten Phase 1 winning designs earned the highest marks from GoFly’s panel of industry expert judges who reviewed hundreds of designs from teams around the world looking to create a personal flying device that can safely be used by anyone, anywhere.

With Boeing as Grand Sponsor, the competition launched in September 2017, and since then, has rallied thousands of innovators from around the world to participate.

The winners are in alphabetical order:

    • Blue Sparrow: Blue Sparrow, United States
    • ERA Aviabike: Aeroxo AC, Latvia
    • Flykart2: Trek Aerospace, United States
    • Harmony: Texas A&M University, United States
    • HummingBuzz: Georgia Tech, United States
    • Vantage : Leap, United Kingdom
    • Mamba : Mamba, United States
    • Pegasus I: Scoop, United States
    • Silverwing : Silverwing, The Netherlands
    • teTra 3 : teTra, Japan

Boeing GoFly Prize GoFly Winning Team Bios + Designs GoFly is a community comprised of almost 3,000 innovators across 95 countries. The ten winning teams are from Latvia, the Netherlands, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. Each winning design lays the foundation for a prototype that will safely carry a person 20 miles without refueling or recharging, with vertical, or near vertical take-off and landing capability.

“This is the most significant milestone to date in the trajectory of the GoFly Prize, and a major moment for the future of transportation. We have had innovators from every region of the globe submit designs that will bring personal flying devices to the public,” said GoFly CEO Gwen Lighter.”

Submissions for the awards ended on April 18, 2018, which also marked the official close of Phase I of the competition. Innovators are now in the process of turning their designs into fully-functioning flying devices.

Teams do not need to have submitted a design for the Phase I in order to compete in Phase II — and engineers, designers, and builders from around the world are all encouraged to join the GoFly Prize and turn their ideas into reality. Click on the link below for details of how to enter.

Phase II awards will include four $50,000 prizes awarded to teams with the best prototypes in March 2019.

Phase III will unveil the Grand Prize Winner, awarded at the Final Fly-Off in the fall of 2019.  The final Fly-Off will be judged by a team of experts from Boeing and other leading organizations.

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