Throughout history, model aircraft have been used to determine whether a full-scale aircraft is acceptable for its intended mission. Thrilled to welcome the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) as a GoFly Prize partner! #GoFlyPrize

"The global aeronautics enterprise stands at the threshold of a transformative epoch." Find out why AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics's Aerospace America calls 2017 a turning-point year for urban mobility. #Avgeek #EVTOL

The global aeronautics enterprise stands at the threshold of a transformative epoch for the role of aviation in existing and new markets for commercial, business and private air mobility as well as service innovations. These opportunities are driven by emerging and converging technologies, including...
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Michael Craddock
· September 26, 2017
My inside engineer tells me we will see a large drone with a hanging seat/capsule underneath that will be controlled remotely. A personal people shuttle like Amazon packages ... because I don't trust ...most people behind the wheel of a car let alone allowing them to pilot themselves around in the air. See More
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#GoFlyPrize innovator Steve has his eye on a piece of history, and he's not alone. Connect with fellow innovators via the GoFly Prize Forum:

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Proud to count EAA - The Spirit of Aviation as a GoFly Prize partner. As EAA CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton says, “The teams entering this contest will no doubt be among those defining the future of flight.” #GoFlyPrize

Reminder: Master and veteran VC Will Porteous shares insights into the aerospace funding landscape today at 1:00 pm EST. Sign up here:

"In this session, Will Porteous will be lecturing about The Aerospace Funding Landscape and will include a question-and-answer session. Will works with media and hardware companies primarily. He is a Director of BuzzFeed, Paperless Post, Spaceflight, and Spire. He is a former Director of Whiptail Te...

Legendary Aeronautics Engineer Paul Bevilaqua tells GoFly Prize competitors that overcoming the challenge of vertical take off requires creative thinking. He used this approach at Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works: “We’d ask ourselves, ‘How does nature solve this problem?’ For example, rabbits hop, snakes spring, and hummingbirds take off vertically with flapping wings.” Catch his full lecture at

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Excited to announce the Flight Safety Foundation as our newest partner! The Flight Safety Foundation is the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace/aviation community. Check out their website to learn more:

Paco is one of more than 1,200 innovators competing in the GoFly Prize. Register today at for your chance to shape the future of human flight.

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You've got an idea, now hear from Master and veteran VC Will Porteous how to make it a reality. Get insights on how to stand out and navigate the aerospace funding landscape. Sign up to join on Thursday, December 7 at 1pm EST:

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Tune in to hear Dr. James Wang, the "Steve Jobs of Rotorcraft," discuss rotary-wing performance tomorrow at 10am EST. Sign up today!

In this session, James Wang will be lecturing about Rotary-wing Performance & Sizing and will include a question-and-answer session. Dr. James Wang has over 30 years of experience in rotorcraft and aerospace technology, product development, research, manufacturing, sales, and international marketing...

From remote beaches to urban centers, we will make the shared dream of flight a reality.

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Join us for Dr. James Wang's lecture on rotary-wing performance next Wednesday, November 29 at 10am EST. He was named “the Steve Jobs of Rotorcraft” by WIRED for his ability to think outside the box and push transportation technology boundaries. Sign up here:

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Missed Dr. Dan Raymer's talk on aircraft design? No problem. You can catch the full lecture here:

Dr. Daniel P. Raymer discusses conceptual design and the exciting challenges teams may face as they develop their ideas for a personal flying device.

GoFly Prize innovator Stan is ready to change transportation. Why are you inspired by the GoFly Prize?

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We're only 50 days in, but in that time over 1,000 competitors have registered for the GoFly Prize, rising to our challenge to make people fly. We can’t wait to see what happens in the next 50 days.

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