Lindbergh Foundation, LEAP Host Electric Aircraft Meetings During Sun ‘n Fun

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The Lindbergh Foundation and the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize combine forces to present electric aviation events during the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in late March, according to information from Erik Lindbergh and Yolanka Wulff.

First, the International Workshop for Electric Aircraft Standardization will take place during the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In at Lakeland Florida on Wednesday, March 28.  The workshop will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn and “brings together civil aviation authorities, researchers, and manufacturers/designers for discussions on standardizing technologies of this emerging aircraft category. The workshop concludes with our second official Electric Aircraft Development Alliance (EADA) meeting.”

The Lindbergh organizations hope that EADA will partner with ASTM (formerly the American Standards for Testing and Materials) and an alliance of aircraft builders to develop standards and confront regulatory issues, advocate for electric aircraft industry goals, promote and network for future flight, and educate the public on these exciting new technologies and their promise.

The future of flight? A hydrogen powered Antares. Photo: EADA

On Thursday March 29, a series of forums will take place at the Central Florida Aviation Academy followed by an awards dinner and ceremony at Kermit Weeks’ Fantasy of Flight museum in Polk, Florida on March 29, 2012.

Forums will focus on electric aircraft, the future of general aviation, and the environment in which we fly.

9:00 AM FORUM 1 – Will You Be Flying In 2022? – Why Half of the GA Fleet Will Be Grounded in 10 Years: RJ Siegel, President – LoPresti Aviation Engineering

10:05 AM FORUM 2 – The Future of Aviation: A Futurist Looks toward the Horizon: John L. Petersen, director, The Lindbergh Foundation and founder of The Arlington Institute

11:05 AM FORUM 3 – Making Flying Environmentally Friendly: A Review of 35 Years of Progress: Larry Williams, David Treinis, Kermit Weeks – The Lindbergh Foundation

12:05 AM FORUM 4 – From Aircraft Oxygen Systems to Infant Ventilators: An inventors’ inventor: Dr. Forrest Bird – National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee, Lindbergh Award Winner

1:05 PM FORUM 5 -Electric Airplanes: Stimulating meaningful advancement toward green flight: Erik Lindbergh – Lindbergh Electric Airplane Prize

All forums will be held in the main dining room of the CFAA high school building on the Sun ‘n Fun campus.

To learn more about the awards dinner, click here.


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