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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.  

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.

Master Lecture: Flight Control Tips for Enabling Safe Flight of Quiet, Near-VTOL Personal Flying Vehicles

For the latest in our series of “Master Lectures,” we welcomed Irene Gregory, NASA Senior Technologist (ST) for Advanced Control Theory and Applications.

Meet the 5 Winners Of GoFly Phase II

Congratulations to all of our innovators and teams for completing Phase II of the GoFly challenge!

Congratulations to Our Innovators on Completing Phase II Submissions!

Almost 300 Innovators from 40 Teams across 16 countries registered for Phase II. Of those, 31 Teams submitted entries.

For All Teams That Need Help Fundraising

GoFly has prepared a list of Investors interested in speaking to, meeting with, and potentially funding GoFly Teams.

The Spark That Started GoFly Prize

CEO and founder of GoFly, Gwen Lighter answers innovators’ questions about the origins of the competition.

Inspiring a New Generation of Aviation: A Q&A With Pratt & Whitney

For Pratt & Whitney, the partnership with the GoFly Prize Challenge felt like a natural fit

Q&A: The Vertical Flight Society’s Take On the Evolution of VTOL

Executive Director Mike Hirschberg discusses how the VTOL industry has transformed.

Q&A: Making Safety a Priority for Personalized Flight

Jon Beatty explains why assessing risk will be key for GoFly Prize teams.

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