LEO Flight at EAA Airventure Oshkosh 22'
LEO Flight was an exhibitor at this year's EAA Airventure Oshokosh--which took place July 25-31st. According to the EAA Oshkosh website: "aviation enthusiasts totaling more than 500,000 from 80 countries attend EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin".
During EAA Oshkosh, Wittman Regional Airport is the "busiest airport in the world". Amazing airshows happen every day, with all sorts of aircraft on display on the ground. Visitors are open and interested to see the latest thing in aviation.
When attendees saw LEO Flight's exhibit, interest was high. People said things like "so the Jetsons is really happening!", "The future is here", and "so I'll be able to take off from my house?".
On display were our ArcSpear, ArcSpear Mini, Canop-E Jet, and LX-1 prototypes. All 4 are test beds for the LEO Coupe's unique electric-jet turbine propulsion technology.
For LEO Flight, Oshkosh was an opportunity to introduce our vision to current and future pilots, and the many types of people that support the aerospace and aviation industries. It was clear that there is a large market for the type of safety, simplicity, style, and convenience that the LEO Coupe provides.
During the week, LEO Flight attended an on-site ASTM meeting with the FAA regarding the expansion of laws that will help eVTOL developers create beneficial, revolutionary technologies. We are encouraged by the FAA's interest in adopting new certification methods for vehicles like the LEO Coupe, which will make aviation safer and more sustainable.
LEO Flight met with potential investors who understand the huge benefits of our form factor and propulsion approach, and with potential production partners who are pushing the boundaries of materials and manufacturing.
A key takeaway was the desire for our new approach to aviation. One that makes it easier for enthusiasts and commuters alike to become pilots and spend more time flying. The 100% electric LEO Coupe does not use propellers or long wings, which restrict takeoff and landing areas, and has simple, easy-to-learn flight controls.
LEO Flight Co-Founder Pete Bitar demonstrating the simple flight controls of the LX-1 prototype, which will be similar in the LEO Coupe production model.
Next month LEO Flight will be at the Shed in NYC for the GREENTECH FESTIVAL, August 15-16. We'd love to see you there!