Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk, headquartered in Mountain View, California, builds electric flight transportation solutions. It was founded in 2010.

Kitty Hawk is a California-based aeronautics company that derives its name from the town where the Wright Brothers first took flight. The company's stated goal is to free people from traffic with electric transportation and solutions. It designs, test, and builds vertical take-off and landing products for both formal and informal contexts.

Product

Kitty Hawk has two products, which are both electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles: Heavyside and Flyer. Heavyside is an every day air taxi that can take off and land similarly to a helicopter, allowing a smaller landing pad space that would normally be needed for aviation devices. Unlike a helicopter, Heavyside is 100 times quieter, thus not causing noise disruption in suburban areas.

Flyer is designed for a personal flying experience. It is an aircraft made of composite material which makes it lightweight, aerodynamic, and waterproof. It uses lithium-polymer batteries for power and has software that employs data from senors on the aircraft to aid with the process of flying.

Timeline

October 3, 2019

Kitty Hawk announces its Heaviside vehicle.

People

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LinkedIn

Sebastian Thrun

CEO

Further reading

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The flying taxi market may be ready for takeoff, changing the travel experience forever

Tim Hornyak

Web

March 7, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Link

Flyer by Kitty Hawk

June 6, 2018

Project Heaviside by Kitty Hawk

October 3, 2019

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