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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.