In many ways, it operates a lot like a drone you can pilot from on top of it - it's powered by 10 motor propellers that are self-stabilized, and is meant to be simple and easy to control.
Besides the Flyer, Kitty Hawk has developed another project called Cora, a two-seater electric air taxi that is intended as an alternate mode of transportation in congested cities, Bloomberg reported.
The California-based company revealed the final version of the Kitty Hawk Flyer on Wednesday, saying it will begin offering test flights for interested buyers. The Flyer has 10 motors and just two control sticks, which Crane said were easy to master.
This undated handout image released yesterday by Kitty Hawk shows the Flyer. The single-seated electric Flyer, which is now available for pre-order, can fly up to 10 feet high in the air with a speed limit of up to 20 miles per hour and is operated with two control sticks. It's so easy to fly, that it reportedly only takes an hour to figure out how to operate it, and it's just as easy as playing the game Minecraft, reported Yahoo News. "You definitely feel the vibrations". Flight training, however, is "highly encouraged", according to the company's website. It recently completed a test flight and a CNN reporter was the one to do it.
"Making Flyer accessible, which is what we do at our Lake Las Vegas training facility, helps more people experience the freedom and possibilities of vehicles of the future", a Kitty Hawk spokesman said in a statement.