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Aviation Outlook Welcomes Erik Lindbergh, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of VerdeGo Aero

Tuesday April 13, 6:00 PM to Tuesday April 13, 7:00 PM
Free Online Interactive Zoom Webinar

 

 Register now to attend this fee webinar, Tuesday, April 13, at 6 pm EDT, 3 pm MST, PDT

April 12 - 16 is Aviation Week at Embry-Riddle's three campuses and all week long, the University will be celebrating the history and accomplishments of aviation heroes, leaders, trailblazers and dreamers with special programs and events, including two special Aviation Outlook Webinars - Erik Lindbergh on April 13 and Bonny Simi with Joby Aviation on April 15.

Erik Lindbergh is the grandson of Charles Lindbergh and a great friend of Embry-Riddle. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, and on the board of trustees of the XPRIZE FoundationIn 1996, he helped launch the XPRIZE Foundation and the first 10 million dollar prize that was awarded helped jump-start the commercial spaceflight industry.

 

Erik and his wife Lyn Co-Host The Lindberghs podcast focusing on second chances in life.  Never sitting still for long, Erik can also be found climbing and skiing big snowy mountains in the wilds of Canada, exploring trails on a mountain bike or carving unique furniture and sculptures inspired by nature.  

 

 He has also been one of the industry leaders in accelerating the development of the all-electric aircraft. He is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of VerdeGo Aero which provides Powertrain Systems and Engineering Services to the emerging electric aircraft industry. VerdeGo Aero is also our partner at Embry-Riddle’s Research Park, working with our faculty and students to develop and commercialize patent-pending technology designed to mitigate electric aircraft noise.

 

An avid pilot, Lindbergh holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and glider ratings. Under his leadership, the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation is preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his Grandfather’s flight in the Spirit of St. Louis in May of 2027. The mission of promoting balance between advancing technology and preservation of the environment focuses on programs to leverage innovators working toward clean, quiet flight and inspiring the next generation who will live into that future. FMI: www.Lindbergh.aero

Register now to attend this fee webinar, Tuesday, April 13, at 6 pm EDT, 3 pm MST, PDT

 

Aviation Week Special Event: Watch the Film Fly Like a Girl and Meet Director Katie McEntire Wiatt

Wednesday April 14, 6:00 PM to Wednesday April 14, 8:00 PM
Free Online Interactive Zoom Webinar

  

Register to watch Fly Like a Girl Free via Zoom on Wednesday, April 14 at 6 pm EDT, 3 pm MST, PDT. Once you register, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event.

In Celebration of Aviation Week at Embry-Riddle, The Women's Ambassador Mentoring Program  invites you to hear first-hand stories from girls and women who dared to aim higher, in the film Fly Like a Girl, Wednesday, April 14 at 6 pm EDT. Click here to watch a trailer of the film.

From a Lego-loving young girl who includes female pilots in her toy airplanes, to a courageous woman who helped lead shuttle missions to space, Fly Like A Girl shows us that women are in charge of their own destiny. Fly Like A Girl is more than just a film. It's a movement of young girls and women relentlessly pursuing their passion for aviation.

 At the end of the film, you'll be able to participate in a Q&A session with the film's director, Katie McEntire Wiatt. The film was selected for twelve film festivals across the country in 2019 and won multiple awards and honors. Katie is based in Florida and is a full-time producer, editor, and director with Indie Atlantic Films. 

Register to watch Fly Like a Girl Free via Zoom on Wednesday, April 14 at 6 pm EDT, 3 pm MST, PDT.

 

Aviation Outlook Welcomes Bonny Simi, Head of Air Operations and People at Joby Aviation

Thursday April 15, 6:00 PM to Thursday April 15, 7:00 PM
Free Online Interactive Zoom Webinar

 

 Register now to attend this free Zoom Webinar, Thursday, April 15, at 6 pm EDT, 3 pm MST, PDT

April 12 - 16 is Aviation Week at Embry-Riddle's three campuses and all week long, the University will be celebrating the history and accomplishments of aviation heroes, leaders, trailblazers and dreamers with special programs and events, including two special Aviation Outlook Webinars - Erik Lindbergh on April 13 and Bonny Simi with Joby Aviation on April 15.

 On April 14, the Women's Ambassador Mentoring Program invites you to watch the film Fly Like a Girl

April 15: Bonny Simi is the Head of Air Operations and People at Joby Aviation, a leading aviation company that is developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft that it intends to operate as a commercial passenger aircraft ridesharing service beginning in 2024.

Simi leads the development of the operating service, including Flight Operations, Maintenance, Training, Safety, Air Carrier Certification and Sustainability. She was previously the President of JetBlue Technology Ventures.

Simi is also an airline pilot and engineer, with 30 years in the aviation industry. She has flown aircraft from Boeing, Airbus and Embraer at both United Airlines and JetBlue Airways and has served in operational and strategic roles within Flight Operations, System Operations, People, Airports and Customer Support.

But that’s not all … she is also a three time Olympian and 10 time National Champion in the sports of luge and bobsled! She holds Master’s Degrees from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford School of Engineering.

 

Register now to attend this free Zoom Webinar, Thursday, April 15, at 6 pm EDT, 3 pm MST, PDT