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EAS 2017 Speaker List

EAS 2017 Keynote

Jay Godsall, Founder & CEO, Solar Ship, Inc.

Jay founded Solar Ship in 2006 to build aircraft that could fly anywhere without fuel, roads or infrastructure. Solar Ship has recently partnered with Zenith Air to develop the first electric bush plane.


Gregory Bowles, Vice President, Global Innovation & Policy, GAMA

Greg has led the effort to re-write the FAA's Part 23 certification regulations.

Tom Gunnarson, Lead of Regulatory Affairs, Zee.Aero

Tom leads the ASTM Workgroup that is developing standards for electric propulsion.

George Bye, CEO, Bye Aerospace Inc., Aero Electric Aircraft Corporation

George heads development of the Sun Flyer and understands the certification process from the developer perspective.

Sean Clarke, X-57 Principal Investigator, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Omer Bar-Yohay, Co-Founder and CEO, Eviation Aircraft Ltd. Member of NASA's On-Demand Mobility Working Group, FAA e-Aviation Committee and GAMA

Rob Bulaga, President & Chief Engineer, Trek Aerospace Inc, leader in ElectroDuct and shrouded prop technology

Parimal Kopardekar, PhD, NASA Senior Technologist for Air Transportation System. Principal Investigator, Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM), NASA Ames Research Center

Willie Tacke, Flying Pages GmbH/e-flight-expo Founder and CEO

Michael Coates, endurance pilot and Master Distributor USA, Pipistrel

Jay Carter, CEO & Founder, Carter Aviation

Kenneth I. Swartz, Director & Senior Aerospace Marketing Communications Strategist, Aeromedia Communications

Francois Chopard, Founder, Starburst Aerospace Accelerator

Boris Popov, Founder, BRS Aerospace Inc.

Paolo Romagnolli, R&D Flight Test Engineer, Pipistrel

Todd Hodges, Retired Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center

Peter Shannon, Managing Director, Levitate Capital

Sebastian Scherer, Senior Scientist & Co-Founder, Near Earth Autonomy Inc.

Olaf Otto, Head of Sales and Business Development eAircraft, Siemens AG

Stan Ross, Founder and President EFX Applied Technology


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