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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.