Dr. Mark T. Maybury, chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force, has been added to the impressive speaker line-up scheduled for the World Symposium on Electric Aircraft, which will be held on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, during EAA AirVenture 2011. The second annual symposium is sponsored by GE Aviation.
Maybury, who will present on Friday, July 29, serves as chief scientific adviser to the chief of staff and secretary of the Air Force, and provides assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. His presentation will focus on the Air Force's development of alternative propulsion and his thoughts on the future air vehicles (manned and unmanned) utilizing alternative/electric propulsion for the service.
Forums on Friday, July 29, will feature visionaries of electric flight, while applications of technology will be discussed on Saturday, July 30. A full schedule of presentation topics is available here.
Other confirmed participants include are keynote speaker Sergei Sikorsky, son of aerospace pioneer and Sikorsky Aircraft founder Igor Sikorsky; Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri); Dorenda Baker, FAA Director of Aircraft Certification Service; Dr. Dale Carlson, GE Aviation Executive for Advanced Engine Systems; Dr. Don Hillebrand, director of Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory; Calin Gologan, PC-Aero president; Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA Langley Research Center; Dr. Abas Goodarzi, U.S. Hybrid president; as well as commercial pilot and flight instructor Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh.
Registration for the World Symposium on Electric Aircraft is required and can be done online here. Forums on Friday, July 29, will be held at the Eagle Hangar located inside the EAA AirVenture Museum, while presentations on Saturday, July 30, will be held at the Nature Center Pavilion on the AirVenture grounds.