Our mission is to improve quality of life worldwide with advanced air cargo systems - safely, efficiently and autonomously.

Our systems can deliver heavy cargo over long distances, fast.

An end-to-end aerial cargo delivery system:

  • 200-500lbs (100-225kg) payload
  • 300mi (500km) range
  • No airport required
  • No electric charging station required
  • Efficient hybrid-electric powertrain
  • Autonomous flight and advanced safety architecture
  • Autonomous cargo loading and unloading

The Elroy team

We have a proven track record in UAV systems, with veterans from MIT, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Rice, Embry-Riddle, 3D Robotics, Airware, Honeywell, Google Wing and Uber Freight forming the founding and early team.
We’ve started (and sold) hardware companies before. We are a specialized team of aerospace engineers, industrial designers, computer scientists, supply chain experts and entrepreneurs who love creating robust, easy-to-use technology that solves big, real-world problems. We are singularly committed to transforming the way humans use the skies.


The founders of Elroy Air first met at 3D Robotics where Dave led R&D and Clint led mechanical engineering. Clint later went on to lead mechanical engineering programs at Airware. The founders teamed up in 2016 to explore opportunities in larger UAV systems and started Elroy Air. They have recruited a talented team of former colleagues from 3DR and Airware and CCA who are developing and testing their first-of-its kind air transport system.
David Merrill, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & CEO
Sifteo founder (Acquired by 3DR, led R&D), Stanford BS/MS, MIT PhD, TED speaker
Clint Cope
Co-Founder & VP, Engineering
Airware, 3DR, Georgia Tech