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Erik Lindbergh on Electric Flight and the Future of Aviation

October 4, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The speaker

Erik Lindbergh is a pilot, adventurer, artist, and entrepreneur. He holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and glider ratings. In 1996, he helped launch the XPRIZE Foundation in St. Louis. In 2002, Erik retraced his grandfather’s epic 1927 New York to Paris solo flight, raising over a million dollars for XPRIZE. This nine-year “overnight success” story helped to jump-start the private spaceflight industry and is detailed in the New York Times bestselling book, How to Make a Space Ship by Julian Guthrie.

​In 2011, Erik awarded the Lindbergh Prize for Quietest Aircraft at the NASA Green Flight Challenge and, inspired by the potential for aviation, created the company, Powering Imagination LLC, to help accelerate the development of the electric aircraft industry and to inspire the next generation of innovators.

After nearly a decade working in this industry, Erik and his partners have started a new company called VerdeGo Aero to build electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) personal air taxis, which will transform the way people move around the planet.

The lecture

Details coming soon.

Admission tickets

The event is free and open to the public; however, e-tickets are required. E-ticket registration for this event will open August 23, 2018.


October 4
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Eric Ward


Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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