Predicted to be a $1 TRILLION market by 2040 (Morgan Stanley)

Flying vehicles are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Experience the freedom of safe and sustainable mobility with THE DORONI H1—a personal Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft that anyone can own & fly.

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Minimum investment: $50,000
Share price: $2.48
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$4,569,298 Raised
our traction

Doroni Aerospace is the first personal eVTOL company to successfully complete a manned flight in the USA

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the problem


The transportation sector generates 28% of greenhouse emissions in the U.S.—the largest share of any industry.
Time is a precious commodity, yet the average U.S. motorist spends more than 50 hours a year sitting in traffic.
In 2020, state and local governments spent $204 billion on highways and roads. 43% went toward operational costs (maintenance, repair) and 57% went towards construction.
our mission


We’re on a mission to connect people to the places they want to go faster, safer, and more sustainably than ever before. Our first vehicle – the Doroni H1 eVTOL – is setting new standards in personal mobility, offering unprecedented time-savings that we believe will give people their lives back while reducing their carbon footprint.
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the solution

We are building a personal eVTOL anyone can own

the Doroni H1, is a flying vehicle that can be operated in as little as three clicks of a button and that fits in a standard 2-car garage.
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Get precious hours of your life back by ditching gridlock. Commutes can be completed in a fraction of the time as the crow flies.
We’re not just reducing pollution—the Doroni H1 is a powerful statement for the future of sustainable transportation.
The Doroni H1 doesn't take its toll on roads, bridges, or tunnels—minimizing wear and tear on our strained transportation networks.
Flight made simple
No roads required.
  • Can be operated in as little as 3 clicks with semi-autonomous capabilities
  • Twin mirrored control sticks-Intuitive and easy-to-use control system
  • Aviation-grade materials
  • Proprietary App Ecosystem
  • Next-level Dashboard Flight & Navigation System

What's Possible


What's Possible

The Doroni H1 brings the joy back to travel with a user experience that will be unlike anything else on the market. Delivering breathtaking aerial views.


Top Speed
(225 km/h)
100 mph (160km/h)
cruising speed
(100 km)
Charge Time
from 20% to 80%
Net Weight
(839 kg)
Payload 550 lbs (227 kg)
the market

”we don't think investors are ready for the scope of this revolution.”

—Morgan Stanley, eVTOL TAM Update

$1T eVTOL Projection by 2040

”The development of eVTOL aircraft is creating a potential investment opportunity worth $9.24 billion today that could reach $1 TRILLION by 2040.”
Morgan Stanley

Safety is in our DNA

Meet the personal aircraft that will be among the safest vehicles on the market

The Doroni H1 has been designed with safety at its core—from patented ducted propellers that reduce noise output and the risk of foreign objects being ingested into the engine, to an array of sensors and software systems that provide the safest flight experience possible.


— Tony Gannon, Space Florida vice president
recent awards


We’re working with major OEMs
public acceptance



Integrating Flying Cars into the U.S. Airspace

Infrastructure Development
The FAA expects that initial AAM vehicles will use existing infrastructure such as helipads, routes and air traffic control services where possible. In September 2022, the FAA issued vertiport design standards to serve as the foundation to begin safely building infrastructure in this new era.
Initial operations will be much like helicopters do today.
As operations increase, the FAA will have corridors for these vehicles as well as rules for communicating with air traffic control when necessary. The FAA developed a conceptual framework for Advanced Air Mobility
operations in and around urban areas.
"This is real, and this is happening - we've come a long way from where we were just a decade ago"
Billy Nolen - FAA acting administrator (until June 2023)
the team

Meet the team

Doron Merdinger
Doron Merdinger is a visionary entrepreneur and problem solver with a passion for innovation. As the founder, CEO, and owner of Doroni Aerospace, he has led the development of cutting-edge personal urban flying vehicles that are set to transform the future of transportation.After graduating from the renowned Stern School of Business at New York University, Merdinger embarked on a successful career as a serial entrepreneur, building and scaling multiple companies to unprecedented revenue growth. Over the last 25 years, he has gained vast experience in management, product design, manufacturing, sales, and vendor relationships. Merdinger's vision and leadership have been the driving force behind the development of Doroni's H1 2 seater electric-powered flying vehicle. With his expertise and guidance, he has assembled a best-in-class technical team whose complementary expertise and experiences are leading the way to bring practical personal urban flying vehicles to reality. Merdinger is a well-regarded collaborator, communicator, and has served in the Israeli Air Force. He is an honor student with a Bachelor of Science from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Founder and ceo
chief financial officer
david gambill
chief Aerospace Engineer
chief operating officer
Chief Electrical & Electronics Engineer
Chief Systems and Software Engineer
Mechanical & Aerodynamic Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Software Engineer
Drago Kozhuharov
Software engineer
Test Pilot
Marketing & investor Relations


Are flying cars real?

It’s already happening according to the FAA, NASA, and aviation developers across the globe. While they are known by the general public as ‘flying cars,’ they are referred to as electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, or eVTOLs, within the aviation industry.

What type of training do you need to operate it?

Doroni Aerospace is seeking a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) certification with the FAA prior to product launch. Once granted, there are several US requirements that must be met, which we will facilitate in attaining. These include:

  • You must be 16 years old and hold a valid driver’s license
  • Be able to read, write and understand English
  • Complete 20 hours of flight training - 15 hours with an instructor, and 5 have to be solo.
  • Pass a written test given by the FAA along with a final exam with an FAA-approved examiner

Is it safe?

At Doroni Aerospace, safety is in our DNA. It’s a pillar of our company, informs everything we do, and it’s our goal to create an eVTOL that’s on par with the safest automobiles on the market today. While no vehicle can guarantee zero percent human error, from its inception we designed the Doroni H1 eVTOL to simplify the inherent complexities. The Doroni H1 personal eVTOL we are developing has a number of safety redundancies that will prevent the situation you are describing from happening, including:

  • Multiple redundancy batteries
  • Emergency airbags
  • Increased lift and stability
  • Ten independent propulsion systems
  • Energy dissipating landing gear
  • Energy dissipating body
  • Whole airframe ballistic parachute
  • Patented ducted propellers

What happens if there’s a malfunction?

The Doroni H1 is capable of safely landing should any of its propellers malfunction or lose power. We designed the H1 with multiple redundancy batteries to ensure power is maintained during an emergency and should a pilot be unable to complete their flight, the H1 was designed to be able to land automatically.

We also designed the H1 with ducted propellers that greatly increase overall safety, while also enabling a higher thrust efficiency. The H1 will also be equipped with airframe parachutes and a variety of sensors, helping the aircraft maintain its altitude and position in windy conditions and during close maneuvers in crowded environments.

What’s the maintenance for the Doroni H1?

Maintenance is basically little to none. Similar to other electric vehicles, there are no oils or fluids to change and there are no traditional fuels costs. When something wears out, it simply gets replaced, which also means there are no large tear downs or long expensive repairs. As an example, tires will not need to be rotated, but rather replaced when visible signs of aging begin to show.

This means that maintenance and repair costs will be much lower than your average car. Annual inspections and possibly even hourly (based on flight time) would mostly be visual inspections focusing on wear and tear of the H1’s major components. By comparison, most Light Sport Aircraft use internal combustion engines that require oil changes and routine maintenance to be performed as often as 100 hours of flight time along with yearly maintenance.

What’s the range?

The Doroni H1 has a range of 60 miles, which approximately equates to a flight time of 45 minutes. As we near product launch, we anticipate extending the H1’s range even further to 100 miles as battery and motor technology continues to evolve.

Increasing our range and flight time is definitely part of our plan for the future. Electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) like the Doroni H1 are part of a nascent industry and the technology is still developing. In fact, in the 26 years since the launch of the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle (the Toyota Prius), EV battery technology has made significant strides, and the data points suggest it will advance even further within the next few years. We expect our current range of 60 miles to increase to 100 miles by our projected launch date.

How does the Doroni H1 achieve a 45 minute flight time?

We base each and every one of our projections on factual science and the engineering of our team members. In order to make our vehicle as energy-efficient as possible, we engineered a solution that uses wings and pusher propellers to achieve horizontal flight. In order to achieve effective hovering, we are implementing ducted fans that will dramatically increase the lift-per-power ratio, meaning we’ll maximize the power requirements for vertical take off and landing. These factors have given us a tremendous efficiency of flight that makes 45 minutes of endurance possible.

How will air traffic be managed?

As we speak, the federal government, NASA, and the FAA are working independently and in tandem to develop the frameworks that will incorporate personal eVTOLs, air taxis, and drones into our existing infrastructure (watch)

Where will you land?

The infrastructure for eVTOL takeoff and landing is being researched and developed as we speak here in the US and around the world via what are known as “Vertiports.” Vertiports are areas specifically designed for air taxis and eVTOLs like the Doroni H1 to takeoff, land, park, charge, and receive maintenance. The idea is to integrate these into our existing infrastructure, from airports to rooftops to ground-level parking lots near you. And one of the main benefits of the Doroni H1 is its size, as it’s small enough to park and charge in a standard 2-car garage. George Downs of the Wall Street Journal gives a nice overview of vertiports, which you can view here:

Can eVTOLS fly near airports? Where will they be allowed to fly?

At launch, the Doroni H1 eVTOL will be certified under the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) category with the FAA. While this makes the H1 eVTOL easier to certify, we will not initially be aiming to fly in cities and or land in airports. Once infrastructure and regulation evolves, Doroni plans to explore this opportunity further.

FAA rules apply to the entire National Airspace System, and there is no such thing as "unregulated" airspace according to the agency ( Controlled airspace is found around some airports and at certain altitudes where air traffic controllers are actively communicating with, directing, and separating all air traffic.

That said, as we speak NASA, the FAA, and private enterprise are working in tandem through what's known as NASA's Air Traffic Management eXploration (ATM-X). The mission of this program is to develop new air traffic management technologies so existing and new types of aircraft (eVTOLs like the Doroni H1) can communicate clearly and safely fly together, including in metro areas. Through simulations and flight testing, the ATM-X project will map out this system. You can find more info here:

Why does it have two control sticks?

Having dual control sticks in the center console enables both left and right-handed pilots to comfortably and naturally control the vehicle from either cockpit seat.

One of the main pillars of our design philosophy with the Doroni H1 centers on multiple redundancies. While this applies mainly to our safety systems, it also factors into our controls to ensure the Doroni eVTOL is intuitive and easy to use.

How much does it cost?

We’re targeting a ~$250K price point with our go-to market product. As technology evolves over the coming years and component prices come down (batteries, motors, avionics, etc.), we intend to develop vehicles at different price points, with varying capabilities, payloads, and passenger occupancy.

At ~$250K, we’re deliberately targeting the Tesla customer base: high income levels (middle and upper class), 30+ age, environmentally-conscious, status-seekers. These are business executives who are city dwellers, tech-savvy, and dedicated to sustainability. And as wealthy early adopters in the upper middle class, this segment already has a luxury car in their garage (Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, BMW) and is looking for the next vehicle to add to the mix.

When will the price come down?

Our primary focus is how the company will meet the anticipated demand for our vehicle in the coming years. As technology improves, we are confident prices will come down. As an example, Recurrent Auto cites researchers at the Wharton School for Business tracking a 16% drop in lithium-ion EV battery costs from 2007 through 2019, and we expect this trend to continue, though there are no guarantees.

If I commit to a down payment now, when will the price come down?

For now, a deposit of $10K is the best way to secure your place in line for the limited number of Doroni H1 eVTOLs we have available. Our goal ultimately is to democratize flight with a Doroni eVTOL in every garage. And while we cannot predict how the market will affect prices, we can say that we anticipate remaining competitive as we produce more units.

Exit Strategy

IPO: We’re targeting a $3B exit within 5 years.As well, acquisition by global defense contractor such as Lockheed-Martin, automobile manufacturers such as GeneralMotors, Toyota, Tesla, aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing, Embraer, airlines such as Jet-blue, and large courier or ridesharing company such as Uber and Lyft.

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How much can I invest?

Investors other than accredited investors are limited in the amounts they are allowed to invest in all Regulation Crowdfunding offerings (on this site and elsewhere) over the course of a 12-month period: If either of an investor’s annual income or net worth is less than $107,000, then the investor’s investment limit is $2,200, or 5 percent of the greater of the investor’s annual income or net worth, whichever is greater. If both an investor’s annual income and net worth are $107,000 or higher, then the investor’s limit is 10 percent of the greater of their annual income or net worth, or $107,000 whichever is greater. Accredited investors are not limited in the amount they can invest.

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What are the tax implications of an equity crowdfunding investment?

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What do I need to know about early-stage investing? Are these investments risky?

Investing in startups and small businesses is inherently risky and standard company risk factors such as execution and strategy risk are often magnified at the early stages of a company. In the event that a company goes out of business, your ownership interest could lose all value. Furthermore, private investments in startup companies are illiquid instruments that typically take up to five and seven years (if ever) before an exit via acquisition, IPO, etc.

When will I get my investment back?

Doroni Aerospace is a privately held company, and its shares are not traded on a public stock exchange. As a result, the shares cannot be easily traded or sold. As an investor in a private company, you typically receive a return on your investment under the following two scenarios: The company gets acquired by another company. The company goes public (makes an initial public offering on the NASDAQ, NYSE, or another exchange). In those instances, you receive your pro-rata share of the distributions that occur, in the case of acquisition, or you can sell your shares on the exchange. It can take 5-7 years (or longer) to see a distribution or trading, as it takes years to build companies. In many cases, there will not be any return as a result of business failure. Investments in private placements and start-up investments in particular are speculative and involve a high degree of risk, and those investors who cannot afford to lose their entire investment should not invest in start-ups. Companies seeking startup investments tend to be in earlier stages of development, and their business model, products and services may not yet be fully developed, operational or tested in the public marketplace. There is no guarantee that the stated valuation and other terms are accurate or in agreement with the market or industry valuations. Additionally, investors on Regulation CF offerings will receive securities that are subject to holding period requirements. The most sensible investment strategy for start-up investing may include a balanced portfolio of different start-ups. Start-ups should only be part of your overall investment portfolio. Investments in startups are highly illiquid and those investors who cannot hold an investment for the long term (at least 5-7 years) should not invest.

Can I sell my shares?

Shares sold via Regulation Crowdfunding offerings have a one-year lock up period before those shares can be sold under certain conditions.

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- To the company that issued the securities;
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