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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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.