Editor’s Note: Over the next year, we will be hosting a series of GoFly Master Lectures where industry experts share advice, insights, and answer questions from GoFly Teams.

For the latest in our series of “Master Lectures,” we welcomed Johnny Doo, president of International Vehicle Research Inc, for his presentation titled “eVTOL for Public Services – Design & Applications.”

Doo focuses on innovative manned and unmanned flight vehicle technology and product development while supporting global rescue and disaster relief initiatives. He also leads the NASA coordinated Transformative Vertical Flight – Public Services working group, teaming with 50 industry and institution experts as well as executive members to develop the roadmap for search and rescue, disaster relief, police and firefighting, medical transport and military eVTOL applications. He has over 30 years of experience in managing and developing aviation products from high performance piston aircraft, personal and business jets to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. He is also the co-author of the book WIG Craft and Ekranoplan – Ground Effect Craft Technology.

His biggest advice for GoFly competitors? “Right now, everyone has a different idea for what will work best. There are many different ways to address the challenges and opportunities of VTOL design,” he said.

To view the entire lecture, join the GoFly Prize challenge by contacting info@goflyprize.com.