CINCINNATI, OH (OCTOBER 24, 2023) – RYSE Aero Technologies, a pre-revenue ultralight electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle manufacturer, announced today its inclusion on TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023 list in the Transportation category. The annual list recognizes the 200 groundbreaking innovations that are making the world better, smarter, and even a bit more fun.
See the full list here: time.com/best-inventions-2023.
“We’re honored and thrilled for the RECON to be included in this list of remarkable inventions,” said Mick Kowitz, CEO of RYSE Aero Technologies. “The RECON continues to be at the forefront of the eVTOL industry, and I’m proud of the innovative work our team has accomplished.”
To compile the list, TIME solicited nominations from TIME’s editors and correspondents around the world, paying special attention to growing fields—such as the electric vehicle industry. TIME then evaluated each contender on a number of key factors, including originality, efficacy, ambition, and impact.
The RYSE RECON is an ultralight eVTOL flying vehicle capable of taking off and landing on water. Operating under Part 103 of the FAA regulations, the RECON does not require a pilot license to operate and is easy to fly, making flight accessible to all. The aircraft is currently available in U.S. markets for purchase. Multiple RECONs have conducted over 600 flights with pilots and non-pilots alike at the helm.
The RECON’s inclusion on the TIME Best Inventions list is the latest achievement in the company’s success. In June 2022, RYSE conducted the RECON’s first crewed flight. Then in January 2023, RYSE made history as the first aircraft vehicle to conduct outdoor flight demonstrations at the renowned Consumer Electronics Show (CES). These accomplishments clearly distinguish RYSE as a trailblazer in the competitive eVTOL industry.
Customers interested in purchasing the RECON or learning more about RYSE and the vehicle can visit www.RYSEAeroTech.com. You can also connect with RYSE on social media via Instagram, Twitter (X), and TikTok. All sale inquiries should be directed to the sales department at sales@RYSEAeroTech.com, and all press opportunities directed to TeamRYSE@lobeline.com.
About RYSE Aero Technologies:
RYSE Aero Technologies is a pre-revenue developer and manufacturer of electric ultralight vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. Founded in 2021 and headquartered in Mason, Ohio, the company aims to revolutionize personal air transportation with its innovative eVTOL aircraft. The company’s flagship product, the RECON, is an ultralight eVTOL that can take off and land on both land and water, providing unparalleled accessibility and versatility. With advanced artificial intelligence assistance and a user-friendly design, the RECON is designed for easy operation, making it accessible to a broader range of customers.