Manned First Flight Writes Aviation History
October 1, 2011|

Karlsruhe, Germany in October 2011.

The three Volocopter inventors succeed in performing the world’s first manned flight with an electric multicopter. The flight of Thomas Senkel with the VC1 lasts precisely 90 seconds.

The video of the flight achieves 1 million clicks on YouTube within a few days. The global media response overwhelms the team of inventors but already provides an indication of the economic potential of the Volocopter. Inquiries and application ideas from all round the world reaffirm the e-volo team in its undertaking to develop an aircraft that is eligible for approval. Following the flight the decision is made to decommission the VC1 and to merely use it as an exhibit.

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