Parallel Flight Technologies

Saving lives, property, and the environment

Parallel Flight Technologies

Saving lives, property, and the environment

Ben Lomond, CA
Technology
We’ve created patent-pending drone technology that will allow drones to carry heavy payloads for over two hours. This will make it ideal for use in fighting wildfires, search and rescue, and logistics missions. Our unmanned, autonomous aircraft open new possibilities for the safety of first responders and many other commercial applications.

$506,094

raised
498
Investors
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$1.40
Price per Share
$7.98M
Valuation
Equity
Offering Type
$294.00
Min. Investment

$506,094

raised
498
Investors
62
Days Left
$1.40
Price per Share
$7.98M
Valuation
Equity
Offering Type
$294.00
Min. Investment

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$294+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
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Silicon
Parallel Flight T-Shirt
$1,000+
Investment
Aluminum
Parallel Flight T-Shirt Spectacular Parallel Flight Baseball cap
$2,000+
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Lithium - Includes 2% Bonus Shares
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Carbon - Includes 5% Bonus Shares
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Titanium - Includes 10% Bonus Shares
Parallel Flight T-Shirt Spectacular Parallel Flight Baseball cap Invitation to our Beta Aircraft Unveil event and dinner with our executive team. Exclusive access to live flight demonstration! + 10% Bonus Shares
$25,000+
Investment
Graphene - Includes 15% Bonus Shares
All previous perks plus you get to load the drone with an object of your choice at the flight demo! Please keep the object (no children or animals) 50lbs or less! + 15% bonus shares

Reasons to Invest

Massive Market: Operating between 3 large industries. $87B Urban Air Mobility + $34B Commercial Drone + $10B Wildfire Suppression markets
Strong Team: CEO is former Tesla Semi-Truck electrical engineering leader. Founding team has deep robotics experience from Verb Surgical, drone swarm work with the Navy, and machine vision expertise
Great Product: NASA funded, 10X longer flight time with a heavy payload vs. existing technology for unmanned aircraft

“Heaviest lift and longest flight time ever.”

Today's drones can only carry a heavy load for 15 minutes

Electric drones can only fly for fifteen minutes when carrying a heavy payload. Existing gas-powered drones have the ability to fly longer, but can’t carry heavy payloads. Ongoing and dangerous problems, like the wildfire crisis could seriously benefit from the use of drones, but need long flight-time and heavy-lift.  The Department of the Interior, Forest Service, Navy and other agencies are actively looking for heavy lift solutions for wildfire and other applications, but the existing solutions are too limited in terms of flight duration and payload.

Our new Parallel Hybrid drone can fly for hours with a heavy payload

Our new Parallel Hybrid technology is a 10X gain over existing solutions in terms of flight-time with a heavy payload. Our Parallel Hybrid system increases efficiency and eliminates a heavy generator component used in other hybrids. This means higher efficiency and more payload capability. Parallel hybridization is used in the automotive world, but has never been applied to drones, until now.  

$10B, $34B, and $87B Markets

The market for wildland firefighting is $10B in the USA, Canada, and Australia and is growing by around 10% per year.[1]  The commercial drone sector is estimated to reach $34B by 2022.[2] And the Urban Air Mobility market should reach $5B by 2023, and $87B by 2035.[3] Our technology will have important verticals in all of these markets. In the commercial drone industry our technology will enable logistics missions, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), heavy sensor payloads, and long hover missions. In the Urban Air Mobility space, our technology will be ideal for developing air ambulances, which have been identified as a technology better suited to hybrid technology. 

We will begin by fighting wildfires

Our initial market is wildland fire. Wildfires are an urgent public safety crisis that has been exacerbated by environmental problems. Every year, thousands become victims of wildfires and there is a constant search for new technology that will help combat these fires. Our drone technology will help firefighters by bringing them supplies such as tools, fuel, food, water, etc.  while they are in the field. It will also be able to perform controlled burns, which is an important tool for fighting wildfires. Our aircraft will also be able directly drop water on spot fires when manned aircraft are grounded due to heavy smoke or during the night. 

Bringing tools, such as chainsaws, to firefighters in the field can save time so they don't have to hike back to basecamp.

Our unmanned aircraft can fly the equipment to a drop point and lower it to the ground with a winch.

Hardware takes time, yet we’ve gone from a sketch to a working prototype in two years

In fall of 2018 we demonstrated our core principles with a proof-of-concept aircraft. In August 2019, we successfully demonstrated heavy lift capability and duration with our new prototype aircraft, which was incredibly exciting.  We are currently being funded by a NASA Phase 1 SBIR, which will help us upgrade our aircraft for enhanced reliability. When this is complete it will be ready for joint exercise missions with several agencies interested in our products. We anticipate flying these missions in 2020. 

We are working directly with the unmanned systems programs within the Department of the Interior and Forestry Service.  These organizations are interested in heavy lift unmanned aircraft for a number of missions. One mission of interest is controlled burns. Several pilots have tragically died over the years in these missions, so the agencies are beginning to use drones. However, they need longer flight times and heavier payloads - and that is where Parallel comes in.  In 2018, the DOI flew over 10,000 drone missions and they are looking to increase their capability with heavy lift technology.[4][5]  On the state side we are in conversation with Cal Fire, which is just beginning to develop its drone program. On the municipal level, we are working with LA City Fire. Parallel has letters of intent signed with companies for important applications such as search and rescue, controlled ignition, and invasive species removal.

Our autonomous drones deliver heavy payloads with precision and speed

Our heavy-lift unmanned aircraft are programmed from a ground station, and then autonomously perform the mission. The aircraft can also be remote-controlled by a pilot. Because our technology greatly expands the flight-time and payload capability of drones, there are many use-cases including firefighting, agriculture, search-and-rescue, and logistics. Performing these missions autonomously will increase safety and reduce cost. 

We sell a high margin product, that generates recurring revenue

Parallel will make money by selling aircraft, aircraft contracts, and service contracts. Our initial customers will be federal, state, and municipal agencies tasked with wildland firefighting, as well as private contractors that provide wildfire services. Our initial aircraft product is anticipated to cost around $150,000 with a COGS of $80,000. Aircraft purchased outright will typically have a service plan associated with the aircraft. In addition to aircraft sales, customers can also contract aircraft on an Exclusive Use or Call When Needed basis. Both the aircraft sales (with service contract) and contract models are sources of recurring revenue for Parallel. 

Heavy payloads with long flight times

Our systems are designed around heavy lift applications which go beyond carrying sensors. One of our greatest advantages is flight time while carrying a heavy payload. Most other drones can fly for 15 minutes with a heavy load; we can fly for hours. Our platform will also be less expensive than all-electric drones because of the large number of batteries they have to carry. Often users of all-electric platforms buy multiple battery sets, expensive charging systems, and generators, but our customers will not incur these costs.

Parallel provides the longest flight times at heavy payloads compared to other technologies

The future of heavy lift

In three years, we intend to be the premier supplier of heavy-lift unmanned systems for heavy-lift public safety applications, such as firefighting and search-and-rescue. We will also have pilot programs underway for adjacent markets such as ship-to-shore, remote logistics, and agriculture. In the future we plan our scaling our technology for the Urban Air Mobility market for applications such as air ambulances.

Powertrain - Robotics - Machine Vision

CEO and co-founder Joshua Resnick led system architecture and electrical engineering for the Tesla Semi Truck program. Before moving to California, he led research for the State of Alaska developing hybrid commercial fishing boat technology. He has been building and flying RC planes and helicopters since he was 13. Our founding team has core competencies in the key areas: hybrid powertrains, drone operations, control theory, machine vision, and robotics. We bring experience from Tesla, Verb Surgical, and the Navy.  We have brought in advisors related to our market, business development, and strategy. 

Our Values - A message from the CEO, Joshua Resnick

Dear Investor,

I am striving to build a company that reflects the values that my co-founders and I hold dear.  We will do this by applying our technology to use-cases that save lives, property, and the environment. 


Lives

Whether it is making firefighting safer and more effective, delivering supplies after a natural disaster, performing search and rescue, or bringing medical supplies to a remote village, our technology will save lives. This isn't about air-dropping burritos by drone - this is about applications that are life and death.


Property

Over the past twenty years wildfires have been getting steadily worse, but 2017 was a tipping point with the devastating fires in Santa Rosa and Ventura, CA. Then the 2018 fire season came. The "Camp Fire" destroyed the entire town of Paradise, CA - it killed 86 people and destroyed 18,804 structures. There was also the Mendicino Complex fire which burned almost half a million acres, making it the largest fire in California history. This is not to mention the massive wildfires in Greece, Alaska, Australia and the Amazon.  Parallel is committed to developing new solutions to this worldwide problem.


Environment

Ok, I admit it. I am green at heart! That's why I spent 5 years developing energy efficient power systems for fishing boats in Alaska, and that is why I joined Tesla in 2015 to lead the electrical engineering efforts for the Tesla semi truck. One of my core values is building technologies that reduce carbon emissions. So, why am I building a hybrid aircraft? Doesn't hybrid still mean petrol powered? In the case of firefighting, gasoline is the best option because it is already part of the firefighting supply chain. However, I am committed to carbon neutral fuels for all applications that are not life-critical. 


I hope you will join us on this exciting journey to save lives, property, and the environment!


Sincerely,

Joshua Resnick, CEO - Parallel Flight Technologies 

Our innovations have led to partnerships with NASA

In a short time period we have already created new technology and a working prototype. Our technology has expanded the performance envelope beyond the capability of competitive technologies. Because of this, we have been awarded a NASA SBIR, Phase 1 grant to continue prototype development. CEO, Joshua Resnick has a pending patent on the technology and will assign this IP to the company. 

We have won awards in prestigious innovation competitions 

We are bringing real innovation to pressing problems like wildfire and remote logistics. This is why we won the Arctic Innovation Competition, and why we have been accepted into the NSF iCorps program and the Launch Alaska Accelerator program.

We are engaging our customers and communities

Building new technology is hard. But getting that technology deployed in the field is harder. At Parallel we are passionate about getting the word out to customers and the community about our technology and mission. We are also dedicated to learning from our customers about their pain points and discovering how we can help. 

We deeply value community involvement and support. We have been overwhelmed by the response from our family, friends, and community. At speaking events, conferences, or just in conversation - people have shown tremendous support for our company and mission. 

Join us on our mission to save lives, property, and the environment.

Invest Now!

In the Press

Commercial UAV News
January 1, 2017

How Will Extended Flight Time for Drones be Powered?

Monterey Bay Drones Automation & Robotics Technology
January 1, 2017

2019 Monterey Bay DART Symposium Highlights Reel

Arctic Innovation Competition
January 1, 2017

2018 Main Division Winners

Offering Summary


Company

:

Parallel Flight Technologies, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

1120 Sylvia Way, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Offering Minimum

:

$9,998.80

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,999.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$294.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class A Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

7,142

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

764,285

Price per Share

:

$1.40

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$7,980,000.00











Voting Proxy for shares sold in this Offering

Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below

Perks* and Investment Incentives

Silicon ($500+)

Parallel Flight T-Shirt

Aluminum ($1,000+)

Parallel Flight T-Shirt 

Spectacular Parallel Flight Baseball cap

Lithium ($2,000+)

Parallel Flight T-Shirt 

Spectacular Parallel Flight Baseball cap 

2% Bonus Shares

Carbon ($5,000+)

Parallel Flight T-Shirt 

Spectacular Parallel Flight Baseball cap 

5% Bonus Shares

Titanium ($10,000+)

Parallel Flight T-Shirt 

Spectacular Parallel Flight Baseball cap 

Invitation to our Beta Aircraft Unveil event and dinner with our executive team. Exclusive access to live flight demonstration!

10% Bonus Shares

Graphene ($25,000+)

Parallel Flight T-Shirt

Spectacular Parallel Flight Baseball cap 

Invitation to our Beta Aircraft Unveil event and dinner with our executive team. Exclusive access to live flight demonstration!

You get to load the drone with an object of your choice at the flight demo! Please keep the object (no children or animals) 50lbs or less! 

15% bonus shares

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Parallel Flight Technologies, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over $1,000 or made at least two investments in StartEngine's own offerings.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class A Common Stock at $1.40 / share, you will receive 110 Class A Common Stock shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $140. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement, unless their eligibility period has been extended through additional subsequent investments in StartEngine's own offerings.  

Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company that surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.


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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$184,596.00 USD
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Cash And Cash Equivalents
$182,295.00 USD
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Accounts Receivable
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Short Term Debt
$600.00 USD
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Long Term Debt
$173,000.00 USD
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Revenues And Sales
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Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
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Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
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Net Income
-$4,004.00 USD
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Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

The Industry is Paying Attention

6 days ago

Dear Investor,

We are moving fast with over $400K in investment in just over 3 weeks! But it is not just the crowdfunding community that is paying attention, industry is as well. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Bill Gabbert from Fire Aviation News. He was very excited to learn about the new technology we are developing and its ability to support the fire aviation industry. You can read his article here:

https://fireaviation.com/2019/11/05/former-tesla-engineer-developing-drone-with-larger-payload-capacity-that-could-be-used-on-fires/

Thanks again for your support, and please share this opportunity to make history with your networks!

Sincerely,

Joshua Resnick, CEO

Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Parallel Flight Technologies has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Parallel Flight Technologies be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Great coverage from Drone Industry Wire

14 days ago

Parallel Flight is in Las Vegas at the Commercial UAV Expo, a premier industry event. We are revealing our new technology in public for the first time.
Check out this quick tour of our aircraft from Drone Industry Wire:

 https://www.instagram.com/tv/B4OEduFHZFA/?igshid=qqsq6orv63tq

Enjoy the tour and help us spread the word. We are making history together!

A Deeper Dive, Hot off the Press

18 days ago

Just released!

Famous drone industry expert Ian Smith takes a deep dive with Parallel CEO, Joshua Resnick, to discuss heavy lift drones and the future of the drone industry.

Listen to the podcast here, and plunge into the tech, the industry, and the excitement.

Share the Podcast and the Parallel opportunity with your networks and join us in making history together!


Your Free Pass to See the Drone in Las Vegas

22 days ago

Dear Investor,

Why just check out a groundbreaking new technology online when you could come see it in person! 

Next Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct. 29th & 30th) the Parallel team will be in Las Vegas at the Commercial UAV Expo, one of the world’s premier drone shows.  

Come meet the founders, and see the drone that is going to make history by saving lives, property, and the environment. 

But wait, there’s more: If you sign up using this link and enter code UAVA1931184, you'll get a free hall pass to Commercial UAV Expo.

Also, be sure to invite your friends and family to this event and share your excitement about our investment opportunity by simply forwarding this email. 

Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you in Vegas! 

Sincerely,
Joshua Resnick, CEO

Parallel in the News!

26 days ago

Dear Investor,

I’m absolutely floored by the response to our campaign. Within just 4 days of launching, we reached over $100K in investments. This is a great testament to the level of confidence our supporters have in our team and vision. 

I’m also very excited to announce the publication of the article “Parallel Flight Technology Has Lift Off!” in Commercial UAV news, a premier source of news for the unmanned aircraft community. The article highlights the need for extended flight-time for drones, and the groundbreaking solution that Parallel has developed. It can be accessed right here.

The history of aviation is about pushing the limits. Higher, farther, faster longer. Our drones lift more and fly longer. Our drones are here to make history. 

Sincerely,

Joshua Resnick
CEO

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 month ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Parallel Flight Technologies offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Parallel Flight Technologies, Inc. has updated their use of proceeds.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

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