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Fly Off Schedule


GoFly Welcoming Event

6:00 – 8:30 PM

Hiller Aviation Museum




GoFly Teams Take Flight

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM



8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


NASA Talks

These are talks in NASA Ames Building 3 through NASA

8:00 AM

Check-in & Light Breakfast


8:30 AM


Greg Hyslop, Chief Engineer, Boeing


8:50 AM

Pratt & Whitney

Geoff Hunt, Senior Vice President, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney

Maria Mandato, Director, Brand, Strategic Events & CSR Communications


9:10 AM


Bob Pearce, Associate Administrator, NASA

Eugene Tu, Center Director, NASA Ames Research Center


9:30 AM

Organization Panel: Meet the Executive Directors

Mike Hirschberg, Executive Director, VFS

Pete Bunce, President & CEO, GAMA

Dan Dumbacher, Executive Director, AIAA

Brian Wynne, President and CEO, AUVSI

Raman Venkatesh, Executive Vice President & COO, SAE International

Tom Haines, Editor in Chief, AOPA


10:15 AM

Morning break at Building 3


10:30 AM


Parimal Kopardekar, Director of NASA Aeronautics Research Institute

Heinz Erzberger, Senior Advisor, Aviation Systems Division, NASA AMES


10:50 AM

The Entrepreneurs

John Langford,  Founder, Aurora Flight Sciences and President, AIAA

Gwen Lighter, CEO, GoFly


11:10 AM

Kitty Hawk

Sebastian Thrun, CEO, Kitty Hawk


11:30 AM


Earl Lawrence, Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, FAA

Rick Domingo, Executive Director for Flight Standards Service, FAA


11:50 AM FAA


Michael Huerta, Macquarie, Former FAA Administrator


12:10 PM

Finance – CVC

Jim Lockheed, Venture Associate, JetBlue Technology Ventures

Srini Ananth, Director, Intel Capital

Brian Schettler, Managing Director, Boeing HorizonX Ventures

Stefan Heuser, Investment Team Head, Hyundai CRADLE


12:45 PM

Lunch at GoFly VIP Tent


1:45  PM


Stephen Rizzi, Senior Researcher for Aeroacoustics, NASA Langley Research Center


2:05 PM

The Entrepreneurs

Helen Grenier, Co-Founder, iRobot


2:25 PM


Gary Gysin, President & CEO, Wisk


2:45 PM

Finance – VC

Tess Hatch, Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners

Greer Carper, Investing Principal, Boeing HorizonX Ventures

Peter Shannon, Founder & Managing Director, Radius Capital

Sunil Nagaraj, Founder & Managing Partner, Ubiquity Ventures

Morgan Mahlock,  Associate, In-Q-Tel


3:15 PM


Shivanjli Sharma, Aerospace Research Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

GoFly Team Talks

GoFly Flying Teams





A Celebration of Flight


10 AM

Doors open


11 AM  – 1 PM

GoFly Teams Take Flight

Short Demo Flights to Showcase Teams for the Disruptor Prize


11 AM – 3 PM

STEM Activities

Moffett Field Historical Society Museum Open House
(Free Admission with GoFly Ticket)

Team Interactions

Meet and Greets


1 PM – 1:30 PM

California Air National Guard performing a Para-Rescue Jump

Vicky Benzing Showcase Flight


2 PM

GoFly Prize Awards Ceremony


Please note, all schedules are subject to change.


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