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 E. Bye, Founder and CEO of Bye Aerospace, is an aviation influencer, innovator and pioneer. He has two decades of experience as an aerospace entrepreneur, engineer, and executive, balancing engineering services with internal development and research of advanced concepts. George has developed several aircraft designs, including a 14-foot wing span solar-electric hybrid UAV, Silent Falcon, now in production. He also conceived the eFlyer and StratoAirNet designs and authored articles for industry journals, textbooks and publications. George holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Washington, and is an ATP rated pilot with over 4,000 flying hours
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.