The first flight was conducted by e-volo managing director Alexander Zosel as a passenger. The aircraft became the first multicopter to receive a Permit to Fly.The aircraft had been first flown remotely on 17 November 2013.

Source: "The e-volo VC200 Volocopter | The World's First Certified Multicopter", AHS Staff, VERTIFLITE May/June 2016, Page 8