Timeless Voices - Ray Stits
Ray Stits (1921-2015) is a legend in the homebuilt aircraft community. Designer of 15 airplanes, Ray was also the developer/founder of the Poly-Fiber aircraft coating process. In 1953, he joined EAA (#136 Lifetime) and founded EAA Chapter 1.
Timeless Voices - Thomas Senkel
Physicist Thomas Senkel is the designer of the E-Volo VC1 electric multicopter, a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft that uses multiple electric powered rotors for lift, propulsion, and directional control. He flew the prototype on Oct. 21, 2011.
Timeless Voices - Carl Unger
Carl Unger (1931-2013) designed and constructed the iconic Breezy prototype in 1964 with fellow corporate pilots Charley Roloff and Bob Liposky. For over 40 years, Carl flew the Breezy to air shows and other events, giving thousands of free rides.
Timeless Voices - Lou Stolp
Lou Stolp was an aircraft mechanic before serving as a B-17 tailgunner with the 429th Squadron of the 2nd Bomb Group during WWII. He later designed the Stolp Starduster, Starduster II, Starlet, V-Star, Super Starduster and AcroDuster II airplanes.
Timeless Voices - John McGinnis
John McGinnis is the brainchild behind the radical new box tail designed aircraft called Synergy, a competitor in the CAFE Foundation's 2011 Green Flight Challenge. He shared the story of Synergy's development during AirVenture 2011.
Timeless Voices - Clive Coote
Clive Coote's family ran Ripmax, a leading r/c modeling distributor in the UK, for 54 years. Clive teamed with electric r/c aircraft designer Tian Yu to form Yuneec International Ltd. In 2009, Yuneec introduced the electric powered e430 airplane.
Timeless Voices - Patrick Peebles
Patrick Peebles is the inventor and technical director of the FanWing project, an innovative wing system using distributed-propulsion vortex-lift technology to provide high lift capability for short take off and landing aircraft.