A website is now live for accepting registrations to the EAA World Symposium on Electric Aircraft, scheduled Friday, July 30, during AirVenture. The symposium, sponsored by GE Aviation, will be held in the Founders Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum and will explore current developments and future implications of electrically powered aircraft. The day is split into morning, lunch, and afternoon sessions, and attendees can register for one, two, or all three segments. Cost is free, although prepaid lunch will be available for purchase online.
Among the confirmed participants for the symposium are Scaled Composites founder Burt Rutan; FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt; Electric Aircraft Corporation founder Randall Fishman; Yuneec founder Tian Yu; Sonex Aircraft founder John Monnett; and Earthstar Aircraft founder Mark Beierle, who displayed his eGull ultralight aircraft at AirVenture 2009. Commercial pilot and flight instructor Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh and founder of the nonprofit Creative Solutions Alliance, will also be on hand to announce the LEAP (Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize) winners.
The morning session, titled, "The Dream of Flight," runs from 9 a.m.-Noon. The lunch session, "The Voice of Experience: Electric Aircraft Builders," runs from Noon-1:30 p.m., and the afternoon session, "Putting Vision to Practice," runs from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Space is limited, so click here to register today.