The Future Accelerates as EAA AirVenture Celebrates the PastJohn Morris
Past, present and future share common ground at the world’s largest aviation event: a passion for flight. But tomorrow is taking front seat as a convergence of technologies promises practical battery-powered flight, light and commercial aircraft made more efficient by hybrid-electric powerplants, and the advent of personal flying vehicles.
Two years ago the future seemed to be in drones, but the realization they could grow to carry people has spawned development of personal flying machines, electric sport aircraft and Uber-style vehicles for Urban Mobility.
The gold rush to capitalize on these markets is well in evidence at AirVenture, along with a deep respect and appreciation for pioneers and technologies of the past. The Experimental Aircraft Association has come a long way from a club for enthusiasts building airplanes in their garages.