Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. It was 2010, the pilot training business was suffering badly in the recession, fuel costs were high, and training aircraft costs were sky high. George Bye thought he might have an ideal solution. A former U.S. Air Force pilot and eager aviation entrepreneur—though it came to naught, his ATG Javelin fighter-trainer had drawn a lot of interest internationally a few years earlier—he became intrigued by the rapidly evolving solar and ...

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