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16.07.2019
Meet The Teams: Get to Know Team Gyrobikers, From Spain

What do Leonardo da Vinci, Orville, and Wilbur Wright, and Spanish engineer Juan de la Cierva have in common with fireworks?  At first glance, one would say “nothing.” But to Guillermo Villabrille, they mean everything; taken collectively, “they made my imagination fly!”  Now, he is striving to actualize that imagination by participating in the GoFly […]

09.07.2019
Meet the Teams: Get to Know Team JAYU, From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to introduce you to the innovative, bold, and talented individuals competing in GoFly. Our teams come from all over the world, shaped by their diverse backgrounds and unique life experiences. We can’t wait to see what they’ll build, but in the meantime, get to know the people behind the devices.   […]

02.07.2019
Meet the Teams: Team Raven LLC, From the Republic of Georgia

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to introduce you to the innovative, bold, and talented individuals competing in GoFly. Our teams come from all over the world, shaped by their diverse backgrounds and unique life experiences. We can’t wait to see what they’ll build, but in the meantime, get to know the people behind the devices.   […]

26.06.2019
Meet the Teams: Get to Know Team Garudeus, From Nepal

Editor’s Note: We’re excited to introduce you to the innovative, bold, and talented individuals competing in GoFly. Our teams come from all over the world, shaped by their diverse backgrounds and unique life experiences. We can’t wait to see what they’ll build, but in the meantime, get to know the people behind the devices.   […]

30.04.2019
Putting 30 Years of Experience to Work: GoFly Interviews Team TREK’s Robert Bulaga and Jose Fierro

Team TREK captain Robert Bulaga and business manager Jose Fierro are the first to admit they’re no spring chickens in the world of aviation. Both professional pilots, each has over 30 years of experience not only flying aircraft but also designing them. Today, however, they’re trying their hand at an entirely new class of devices—personal flyers.  

23.04.2019
A University Team to Transform Transportation: GoFly Interviews Team Texas A&M Harmony’s Dr. Moble Benedict and Farid Saemi

Innovation is business as usual for the students in Dr. Moble Benedict’s Advanced Vertical Flight Laboratory at Texas A&M University, but when the lab members first heard about the GoFly Prize, they knew it would be a challenge unlike anything they’ve ever experienced.

16.04.2019
Rising From an Aviation Innovation Hub: GoFly Interviews Team Silverwing’s James Murdza and Victor Sonneveld

There must be something in the water at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Home to the team that won the original SpaceX Hyperloop competition, the university has produced another team of innovators. Team Silverwing, one of five winners of Phase II of the GoFly Prize, has built an electric flying motorcycle.

09.04.2019
A Body in Motion: GoFly Interviews Team Dragonair’s Mariah Cain

Making a flying device is a monumental challenge, not to mention the work that goes into securing funding, gaining industry recognition, and attracting public interest. As team Dragonair's project manager, Mariah Cain knew she had to find ways to make these critical elements come together—that’s when she heard about the GoFly Prize.  

02.04.2019
From Star Wars to Flying Motorcycles: GoFly Interviews Team Aeroxo’s Vladimir Spinko

Vladimir Spinko isn’t the first to dream of a world where the speeder from the famous forest chase scene in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi truly exists—but he is among the first to actually build something resembling it. One of five winners of Phase II of the GoFly Prize, Spinko and his nine fellow members of team Aeroxo have successfully built a working prototype of the ERA Aviabike (which Spinko describes as “a flying motorbike”) and are working towards making a full-size device ready for the GoFly Prize Final Fly-Off, set for early 2020.   

19.03.2019
Meet the Teams: Get to Know Team Aviaereo, From Cambridge, United Kingdom

Read on to get to know more about Rob Hart’s childhood and family, which have shaped his interests and career.

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