The Lindbergh Foundation, created in 1977 by Charles Lindbergh, General James Doolittle, Sir Edmund Hillary, and other friends of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is continuing to provoke discussions on the future of flight and the innovations of the next 20 years of aerospace.
The Foundation hosted a 2018 Lindbergh Innovation Form at EAA AirVenture which brought leaders from across specialities in aerospace to discuss the most important trends of the industry, and where the biggest changes were to come to fruition.
Building on the success of the 2018 iteration, the Lindbergh Foundation is hosting another Lindbergh Innovation forum on January 9th, 2019 at the AIAA SciTech Form in San Diego, CA.
The Lindbergh Innovation Forum will host attendees from Boeing, NASA, Aerion Supersonic, AirMap, GoFly and Ampaire. Erik Lindbergh, President of VerdeGo Aero and grandson of Charles Lindbergh, will host the event. Some topics of the event will include unmanned air traffic management, the path to high performance electric aircraft, personal flying devices, and more.
The following speakers have been confirmed at the event:
- Mike Hinderberger; SVP, Aircraft Development; Aerion Corporation
- Dr. John Langford; Chairman and CEO, Aurora Flight Sciences and President, AIAA
- Gwen Lighter; CEO and Founder, GoFly
- Ben Marcus; Co-Founder and Chairman; AirMap
- Kevin Noertker; Co-Founder and CEO; Ampaire, Inc.
- John Petersen; Chairman, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
- Dr. Edgar Waggoner; Director, Integrated Aviation Systems Program; Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate; NASA
Why it’s important: The Lindbergh Innovation Forum will continue to incite important discussions regarding the future of flight and the emergence of new segments of the aerospace industry. Hosting these talks early, and often, will help the industry learn in a communal frame as opposed to a competitive one, which will ultimately provide for more significant, and prompt, progression of technology, regulations, and general public awareness and acceptance,