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 - 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 - 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 - 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.