George Bye is the CEO/Founder of the company developing the "Sun Flyer 2" and "Sun Flyer 4" family of electric aircraft. Among his aircraft designs are a small solar-electric UAV called Silent Falcon, and the solar-electric UAV program, StratoAirNet. Bye is an ATP rated pilot with over 4,000 flying hours. More info at www.GeorgeBye.com.
Speaker Biography (George E. Bye)
George Bye is an aviation pioneer and the founder of the Sun Flyer program. He is also Chairman, President and CEO of Bye Aerospace, which launched the Sun Flyer project. George is the creative innovator behind the company with two decades of experience as an aerospace entrepreneur and executive, and has successfully led several new technology aircraft to first flight. Among his aircraft designs are a small electric UAV called Silent Falcon that is now in production and the new, solar-electric hybrid UAV program, StratoAirNet. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Washington, holds an aircraft design patent and is an ATP rated pilot with over 4,000 flying hours. He was a USAF ROTC distinguished graduate, instructor pilot in the supersonic T-38 for Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, C-141B Instructor Aircraft Commander and is a veteran of Desert Storm. To find out more, go to: www.GeorgeBye.com.
Company Profile (Bye Aerospace)
Bye Aerospace is developing the 2-seat all-electric flight training airplane called Sun Flyer at Centennial Airport near Denver. Due to the significantly lower structural parts count and lower cost of electric propulsion components as compared to piston-engine equipped aircraft, AEAC is able to produce the Sun Flyer trainer for much less than a typically equipped piston-engine flight trainer such the world's most produced aircraft, the Cessna 172. Sun Flyer certification sets the stage for introduction of a whole family of electric aircraft.