Editor’s Note: Over the next two years, we’ll be hosting a series of GoFly Master Lectures where industry experts share advice, insights, and answer questions from anyone interested in participating in the GoFly Prize.

For the latest in our series of “Master Lectures,” we welcome Nick Lappos, Senior Technical Fellow for Advanced Technology at Sikorsky Aircraft, where he oversees the introduction of advanced technologies into new and existing products. Lappos began his Aerospace career in the US Army as an attack helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He has since logged more than 7,500 hours of flight time in over 70 different types of helicopters, and holds 23 patents and three helicopter speed records. During his Sikorsky career, Lappos participated in the development of aircraft such as the S76, UH-60, RAH-66, and several others.

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