Will I need a license to fly the Aero-X?
No. However most States require training and some form of certification for operating off-highway vehicles and boats.
What makes it intuitive to fly?
The Aero-X is designed to respond as the rider would expect of a motorbike. If you are comfortable on motorcycles, piloting the Aero-X will become intuitive with just a little training. The vehicle tracks the pilot’s movements and changes attitude to follow them. The effect is that the pilot is commanding the craft without thinking much about it – similar to riding a bike.
This revolutionary and intuitive method for controlling a vehicle in 3-dimensions, was developed and proven through test flights in the California deserts and has earned Aerofex two patents.
What instruments does the pilot use?
No instruments are needed to pilot the Aero-X. The pilot’s reference with the ground is very similar to riding a motorcycle so complex flight instruments are not necessary. The dashboard indicators include a tachometer, and three status lights which report the health of the vehicle.
Can the pilot fly standing?
Yes. Similar to a jet-ski the control bars can be raised to allow the pilot to stand in flight. Standing has advantages in certain operations because it affords the pilot a heightened field of view.
How high does it fly?
Depending on the load, the vehicle will max out at about 10 feet above any surface. The greater the load, the lower the max height will be. Based on our experience, riders will probably feel most comfortable around 5 feet above the surface.