BRS Founder to Speak on Electric VTOL Aircraft at CAFE Foundation Prior to Oshkosh

Boris Popov

BRS Aerospace founder Boris Popov will be a main presenter at the 2018 Electric Aircraft Symposium to be held prior to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Popov's presentation, entitled Sustainable Aviation/VTOL Flight Emergency Parachute Utilization, is part of the two-day event sponsored by the CAFE (Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency) Foundation's conference to be held July 21-22 at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center. Continue reading "BRS Founder to Speak on Electric VTOL Aircraft at CAFE Foundation Prior to Oshkosh"

Electric Triplanes, Personal Sky Taxis, and Urban Mobility beyond Belief

Sustainable Aviation Symposium

The Third Annual Sustainable Aviation Symposium again promises to be the premier gateway to innovation, mind-expanding discussions, and a glimpse into the future that this gathering will help make possible. Reserve your spot today to be on the leading edge of that future.

VTOLs, ESTOLs and the Future of Sky Transit, May 11 and 12 in the beautiful Grand Ballroom of the Pullman Hotel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, will go beyond the technical to the truly world-changing. Continue reading "Electric Triplanes, Personal Sky Taxis, and Urban Mobility beyond Belief"

CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium, Part Three

CAFE Foundation

CAFE FoundationThe last six speakers closed out the afternoon session with aircraft, regulations, and ways to manage all the new traffic.

Mark Moore, NASA, Silicon Valley VTOL Air-Taxi Study

Dr. Moore started with an overview of all the unused Los Angeles helipads, required by law on every new high rise since 1974 until eliminated by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014. Most were not being used, and part of their original purpose – to allow life-saving drop-ins by Fire Department helicopters – seems reasonable even today. Moore asked what if we really tried to use these rooftops?  Continue reading "CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium, Part Three"

CAFE Foundation Electric Aircraft Symposium, Part Two

One jet turbine, three generators, 24 ducted fans and 74 "effectors" to control it all.
One jet turbine, three generators, 24 ducted fans and 74 "effectors" to control it all.

John Langford: Aurora Flight Sciences and the Lightning Strike

Dr. Langford opened the second day with background on strides his firm has made in creating an unpiloted vertical takeoff and landing machine. The Lightning Strike is a 10,000 to 12,000 pound, high-speed craft with a turbine from partner Rolls-Royce and triple generators from partner Honeywell, all driving 18 wing-mounted and six canard-mounted electric, variable-pitch ducted fans. Both wings and canard pivot to allow vertical takeoff and landing, and tilt to horizontal mode to allow up to 400-knot cruising. This speed would be tactically beneficial.  Continue reading "CAFE Foundation Electric Aircraft Symposium, Part Two"