Boeing is sponsoring the GoFly Prize

We’re calling on all inventors and doers to make human flight a reality by building the world’s first personal flying device for anyone, anywhere. Over the next two years, teams will compete to win $2,000,000 in prizes, creating revolutionary technology and accessing the top minds in aerospace.

(Full announcement is at GoFly​ ​Launches​ ​Competition​ ​to​ ​Bring​ ​Personal​ ​Flying​ ​Devices​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Masses: Boeing to Sponsor $2 Million, Two-Year International Incentive Competition – Boeing (pdf)).

There are certainly no shortage of individuals and companies building such devices:

** Woman Flying on a drone 

** Kalashnikov Unveils Flying ‘Hovercycle’ – Popular Science [Update: Original video taken down. This one has similar footabge of the Hovercycle.]

** Flyboard Air Flight Demo (Flyboard)

** Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis (Volocopter)

** Kitty Hawk Flyer San Francisco Flight-Test, June 10, 2017 (Kitty Hawk)

** Series 1 Jetpack Manned Flying August 2017 (Martin Jetpack)

** Guy builds working hoverbike in garage (Flyt Aerospace)

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