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17.09.2019
Meet the Teams: Get to Know Team Challengers

Pathipan Sivarasa’s grandfather was in the Royal Airforce in Malaysia during World War II and he would tell Pathipan and his brothers tragic stories of the global conflict.  Undeterred, Pathipan was determined to become a pilot, so fascinated he was by “flying objects… “We lived near an airport and each time a plane was landing […]

20.08.2019
Meet the Teams: Get to Know Team EDEA, From Austria

Simon Etlinger may have been only three years of age but the memory of his first time in a plane is as vivid as if it were just yesterday. His dad took him on a flight aboard a Cessna with a friend, who was a pilot. “The view out of this open door, the air […]

06.08.2019
Meet The Teams: Get to Know Team rFlight, a Multi-National team

Jaka Verbic is a lot like the comic book super-speedy superhero “The Flash.”  Although a self-described quiet kid, “I always liked to move around as fast as possible.  For a long time, I thought a car was as good as it got.  Then at age 5, I went on a plane for the first time […]

23.07.2019
Meet The Teams: Get to Know Team Phattony’s Rock&Roll Flying Motorcycle Circus, From Oklahoma

On his 13th birthday, Anthony Windisch’s parents took him to see “Return of the Jedi,” one of the “Star Wars” films.  Sitting in the theater, he became enthralled with the cinematography and the story unfolding before him. And an idea began forming in his mind. When he and his parents were leaving the theater, he […]

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.

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