George Bye - Keynote Speaker at FAE

The Keynote Session will start the  ‪#‎AviXpo‬ off today with George E. Bye of Bye Aerospace and Stephen Pope of  Flying Magazine, discussing "Aviation Electronica" in Primose B at 9am.

FROM THE FAE SITE

Mr. Bye is the Founder of Bye Aerospace, Inc..  He is the creative innovator behind the company with two decades of experience as an aerospace entrepreneur and executive. In early 2007 he founded Bye Aerospace, with a business plan to balance engineering services and internal research of advanced concepts.  Among the designs, which utilize advanced aerodynamics, composite structures and alternative propulsion systems are two new solar-electric hybrid UAV concepts.  Previously, Mr. Bye launched and developed Aviation Technology Group, Inc., where he led the team designing the Javelin, a transonic two-seat advanced jet for military and civil utility.  Mr. Bye holds the design patent for the Javelin jet, U.S. patent D500,730 S, January 11, 2005. The Javelin first flew in September 2005 with further tests in 2006 and 2007.  Prior to the Javelin, Mr. Bye was T-6 JPATS turboprop trainer project manager for Flight Safety Services Corporation.  His responsibilities included installation planning of the ground-based training systems.  Following his service in the U.S. Air Force he was an instructor pilot subject matter expert in the analog avionics to digital avionics modernization program (AMP) for the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter in the mid-1990's.  Mr. Bye holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Washington, and an Airline Transport Pilot rating with over 4,000 flying hours.  His varied flight experience includes the supersonic Northrop USAF T-38 where Mr. Bye flew as an instructor pilot in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program at Sheppard AFB and the C-141B strategic cargo transport as a USAF and Aircraft Commander IP, including service in Desert Storm.