Workhorse, which unveiled its four wheel drive plug-in hybrid pickup truck, the W-15, last month at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, has other irons in the electric transportation fire. On June 19, it will unveil its latest creation, the SureFly electric helicopter designed to get people into inaccessible places quickly and easily. “It’s designed to be a short-hop machine. If you can fly a drone, you should be able to fly this,” Steven Burns, CEO of Workhorse says.
On its website, Workhorse describes the SureFly this way: “After 78 years, the helicopter has been reinvented. SureFly is a personal helicopter/VTOL aircraft designed for safe and easy flight. With eight independent motors each driving a single carbon fiber propeller, a backup battery power system, and a ballistic parachute to safely land in the event of emergency, the SureFly provides unparalleled safety for a personal aircraft. SureFly is changing the helicopter industry. Now is the time to discover the affordable, easy-to-pilot, safe answer to personal flight.”