Timeless Voices - Ray Stits
Ray Stits (1921-2015) is a legend in the homebuilt aircraft community. Designer of 15 airplanes, Ray was also the developer/founder of the Poly-Fiber aircraft coating process. In 1953, he joined EAA (#136 Lifetime) and founded EAA Chapter 1.
Timeless Voices - Carl Unger
Carl Unger (1931-2013) designed and constructed the iconic Breezy prototype in 1964 with fellow corporate pilots Charley Roloff and Bob Liposky. For over 40 years, Carl flew the Breezy to air shows and other events, giving thousands of free rides.
Timeless Voices - Patrick Peebles
Patrick Peebles is the inventor and technical director of the FanWing project, an innovative wing system using distributed-propulsion vortex-lift technology to provide high lift capability for short take off and landing aircraft.
Timeless Voices - Thomas Senkel
Physicist Thomas Senkel is the designer of the E-Volo VC1 electric multicopter, a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that uses multiple electric powered rotors for lift, propulsion, and directional control. He flew the prototype on Oct. 21, 2011.
Timeless Voices - Mike Loehle
Mike Loehle is the founder of Loehle Aircraft and Aero Coatings Corporation. He got his start in aviation building parts for ultralights in the 1970s, and then progressed into manufacturing aircraft kits such as the 5151 Mustang and Sport Parasol.
Timeless Voices - Lou Stolp
Lou Stolp was an aircraft mechanic before serving as a B-17 tailgunner with the 429th Squadron of the 2nd Bomb Group during WWII. He later designed the Stolp Starduster, Starduster II, Starlet, V-Star, Super Starduster and AcroDuster II airplanes.
Timeless Voices - John McGinnis
John McGinnis is the brainchild behind the radical new box tail designed aircraft called Synergy, a competitor in the CAFE Foundation's 2011 Green Flight Challenge. He shared the story of Synergy's development during AirVenture 2011.
Timeless Voices - Clive Coote
Clive Coote's family ran Ripmax, a leading r/c modeling distributor in the UK, for 54 years. Clive teamed with electric r/c aircraft designer Tian Yu to form Yuneec International Ltd. In 2009, Yuneec introduced the electric powered e430 airplane.
Timeless Voices - Ron Herron
Ron Herron first became interested in flying when he built a Bensen B-8M gyrocopter kit and taught himself to fly it in 1975. He has since developed and marketed his own series of homebuilt tractor-style autogyros called Little Wing Autogyros.
Timeless Voices - Pete Groves
Pete Groves became a commercial pilot at age 19. He progressed up to flying 747s for Air Atlanta Icelandic, including landing at AirVenture in 2002. He now flies for the Royal Family of Dubai and is building a 1931 Laird Super Solution replica.
Timeless Voices - Jack Kearbey
Jack Kearbey served in the Air Force and Air National Guard as an autopilot/instrument technician and flight engineer for 38 years. He has built three airplanes, including an immaculate Hisso-powered replica homebuilt Royal Aicraft Factory S.E.5a.
Timeless Voices - George "Pop" Rutan
George A. "Pop" Rutan, Jr. (1916-2009) learned to fly at the urging of his oldest son, Dick Rutan. He owned a Beech Bonanza for a number of years, and encouraged his sons Dick and Burt, and daughter Nellie to pursue their own interests in aviation.
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