Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Notifications

How can I get on your mailing list?

Go to the bottom of the home page of our website and enter your email address. You will be one of the first to receive the latest BlackFly news about availability, future demonstrations, and more.

Availability

What is the price of a BlackFly?

In the coming months, the first BlackFly vehicles will be sold to Early Access Program Participants. The retail price of a mass-produced BlackFly will be announced at a later date.

When will BlackFly be available for purchase?

Join our mailing list and you'll be notified about our upcoming sales events.

Can I get on a waiting list to purchase a BlackFly?

We do not have a waiting list at this time. If you subscribe to our mailing list, you'll be among the first to know if this changes.

Can I put down a deposit on a BlackFly?

We are not accepting deposits at this time. If you subscribe to our mailing list, you'll be among the first to know if this changes.

What colors does BlackFly come in?

So far we have been using a simple black color scheme. We hope to provide more variety with our production vehicles.

Will a 2- and/or 4-seat version be available?

Not at this time. The future holds many possibilities.

Can I purchase the motors, separate from a BlackFly?

Our motors are a proprietary technology and will not be sold as separate items.

Where can I see the BlackFly in person?

We announce BlackFly exhibitions and demonstrations on social media and via our mailing list.

Flight

Is all the footage on your YouTube channel of real aircraft?

Yes. There is no CGI in our videos. All footage is of full-scale vehicles. For reference, our YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/c/openeraero .

Do I need a pilot’s license to fly a BlackFly?

Not in the USA. We do require that all operators successfully complete the company-mandated vehicle familiarization and operator training, however.

Can I test fly a BlackFly?

Sorry, not at this time.

Features

Do the wings rotate?

No. The wings are fixed to the fuselage to minimize cost, weight, and complexity.

Can BlackFly fit in a trailer?

Yes. Please watch our “Features” video, accessible from the Home page on our website or on our YouTube channel.

How do I move BlackFly once it is on the ground?

A vehicle cart will be provided with each BlackFly. This cart allows a single individual to easily move a BlackFly over flat and paved surfaces.

Regulations

Can BlackFly be an experimental aircraft?

Sorry, not at this time.

Given its weight, how does BlackFly fit in the ultralight category?

BlackFly is an amphibious ultralight vehicle. This subcategory has an increased weight allowance.

Opener

How can I invest or purchase stock in Opener?

Thanks for your interest. Opener is a well-funded private company and will not be seeking new investors for the foreseeable future.

How can I work at Opener?

Please visit our Careers page and submit your cover letter, resume, and transcripts. We request that candidates apply for only one position.

How can I follow, like, and/or subscribe to Opener on social media?