We’re on a mission to make flying accessible to everyone, for the first time in history. 

Here's our story.

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November 2017 

LIFT AIRCRAFT IS FOUNDED

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uShip founder, Matt Chasen, and former FLIKE team members join forces to develop an electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that anyone can fly.

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December 2017

HEXA IS DESIGNED

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The team produces a clean-sheet, hover-focused design optimized for safety and conforming to FAR Part 103, so no pilot's license is required to fly.

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January 2018 | Hungary

1:5 PROTOTOTYPE FLIES

The team verifies key engineering assumptions with a subscale prototype, including that the design can tolerate multiple motor failures.

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JULY 2018 | Lago Vista, TX

1ST UNMANNED FLIGHT

Seven months after designing on paper, LIFT succeeds in flying a full-scale prototype. This was achieved by using massive 3-D printed molds and putting in a tremendous amount of work.

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October 2018 | Lago Vista, TX

1ST MANNED FLIGHT

Less than one year after its founding, LIFT's CEO, Matt Chasen, pilots HEXA on its inaugural manned flight 

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December 2018 | Austin, TX

HEXA IS UNVEILED TO THE PUBLIC 

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March 2019 | Austin, TX

HEXA'S FIRST PUBLIC DISPLAY AT SXSW 2019

"So, I think the future is here."

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March 2019 | Palm Springs, CA

JEFF BEZOS ONBOARD HEXA

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LIFT is invited to showcase HEXA at MARS, the exclusive conference hosted by Amazon founder & CEO, Jeff Bezos

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July 2019

HEXA IS FEATURED ON THE TODAY SHOW

"In the next decade, this is how many of us may be going from point A to point B."

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July 2019 | Lago Vista, TX

1st BETA FLIGHT PILOTED BY COLIN GUINN (GUINN PARTNERS)

"It gets the stoke level super high."

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October 2019 | Dubai, UAE

HEXA ON DISPLAY FOR DUBAI'S CROWN PRINCE

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The Crown Prince says he wants to be one of the

first to fly HEXA in Dubai.

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December 2019 

PRODUCTION OF HEXA BEGINS

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LIFT is the first company in the United States to start serial production of an eVTOL aircraft

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March 2020

LIFT WINS AIR FORCE R&D CONTRACT FOR AIR AMBULANCE

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This is the first step toward HEXA saving lives.

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April 2020

LIFT SELECTED FOR AIR FORCE AGILITY PRIME INITIATIVE

The Air Force is providing unsurpassed expertise to further our safety testing. We're honored to be one of the first eVTOL aircraft companies selected.

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August 2020

LIFT RECEIVES $2.5M AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CONTRACT

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The Air Force Research Lab, which works on the most advanced aircraft in the world, is supporting envelope expansion for HEXA.​

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August 2020 | Camp Mabry - Austin, TX

MANNED FLIGHT DEMO FOR SECRETARY OF US AIR FORCE

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“The thought of an electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle — a flying car — might seem straight out of a Hollywood movie, but by partnering today with stakeholders across industries and agencies, we can set up the United States for this aerospace phenomenon.”

 - Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett

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October 2020

FIRST PRODUCTION AIRFRAME SHIPPED

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HEXA is one of the world's first production

eVTOL aircraft. 

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November 2020 | South Korea

UAM EXHIBITION ALONGSIDE EHANG IN SOUTH KOREA

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Our first production aircraft crosses the Pacific.

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December 2020

LIFT WINS AIR FORCE R&D CONTRACT FOR AUTONOMOUS CARGO RETRIEVAL

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The beginning of new applications for the modular HEXA platform.

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February 2021

LIFT HEXA BEGINS AIR FORCE AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATION

"The LIFT Aircraft that we see today represent the emergence of incredible technology that has the potential to transform our lives, just as the Wright brothers did more than 117 years ago."

- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

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April 2021 | Austin, TX

HEXA FLIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN 

In a flight demonstration for the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, a part of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, HEXA flew inside the Darrel K Royal-Texas Memorial Football Stadium.