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 FLYING HY

The World's Largest Hydrogen Aviation Event

OCT 10-11, 2023

GRAND FORKS, ND

Bonus:
FREE H2 Aviation Course
Grand Sky Open House & Reception
Monday, October 9, 2023

Hydrogen Aviation Isn't Coming.
It's Already Here.

EARLY REVEAL:
FLYING HY SPEAKERS

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Josef Kallo

H2FLY

FOUNDER AND CEO

In 2015, Professor Dr. Josef Kallo founded H2FLY with the aim of progressing hydrogen fuel cell technology to a point where it becomes a viable alternative for everyday commercial aviation. Under his leadership, H2FLY developed the HY4 flying testbed, a unique aircraft modified for hydrogen power. Kallo's vision and determination have been central to H2FLY's success, leading to groundbreaking achievements such as the HY4's record altitude and the first hydrogen-powered flight between major airports.

 

Kallo's approach to hydrogen aviation is marked by realism and innovation. He recognizes the challenges of hydrogen-fueled flight and the complexities of the test and approval process. Yet, his philosophy emphasizes his conviction that hydrogen is the ideal sustainable fuel source for aviation. He bs an entirely new aircraft, focusing on hydrogen storage, fuel handling, cooling systems, and power model development. His leadership and vision continue to guide H2FLY's pioneering efforts in the field.

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Santh Sathya

LuftCar LLC

CEO

Santh Sathya is inventor, Founder and CEO of LuftCar - an autonomous air and road mobility eVTOL mobility company. Santh served as the Director of Strategy for L3Harris and head of systems engineering at Boeing. He was Vice President of Strategy for Johnson Controls joint venture and managed operations for a $ 1B P&L at GE Energy. Santh's greatest accomplishment was in building 300 hydrogen fuel cell cars for Ford Motor Company. Santh has an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, MS in mechanical engineering from Ohio University and BS in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy.

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Mike Hirschberg

Vertical Flight Society

Director of Strategy

Prior to joining VFS in 2011, he worked for 20 years in the aerospace industry, primarily in vertical flight. Mike was previously a principal aerospace engineer with CENTRA Technology (now Amentum), providing technical and program management support for over 10 years to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Office of Naval Research (ONR) on advanced aircraft and rotorcraft concepts. Prior to this, he worked from 1994 to 2001 in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office, supporting the development of the X-32 and X-35 vertical flight propulsion systems. Mike also served as the Managing Editor of Vertiflite magazine from 1999 to 2011, and had been a contributing author since 1997.

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Fiona McKay

ZeroAvia

A&D Executive

Matt Moran is the Managing Member at Moran Innovation LLC, and previous Managing Partner at Isotherm Energy. He's been developing power and propulsion systems for more than 40 years; and first-of-a-kind liquid, slush and gaseous hydrogen systems since the mid-1980s. Matt was also the Sector Manager for Energy & Materials in his last position at NASA where he worked for 31 years.

He's been a cofounder in seven technology based start-ups; and provided R&D and engineering support to hundreds of organizations. Matt has three patents and more than 50 publications including the Cryogenic Fluid Management report series. He also leads the LH2 Era™ Liquid Hydrogen Webinar Series and writes about liquid hydrogen on his LH2era.com blog.

Matt Moran is the Managing Member at Moran Innovation LLC, and previous Managing Partner at Isotherm Energy. He's been developing power and propulsion systems for more than 40 years; and first-of-a-kind liquid, slush and gaseous hydrogen systems since the mid-1980s. Matt was also the Sector Manager for Energy & Materials in his last position at NASA where he worked for 31 years.

He's been a cofounder in seven technology based start-ups; and provided R&D and engineering support to hundreds of organizations. Matt has three patents and more than 50 publications including the Cryogenic Fluid Management report series. He also leads the LH2 Era™ Liquid Hydrogen Webinar Series and writes about liquid hydrogen on his LH2era.com blog.

Matt Moran is the Managing Member at Moran Innovation LLC, and previous Managing Partner at Isotherm Energy. He's been developing power and propulsion systems for more than 40 years; and first-of-a-kind liquid, slush and gaseous hydrogen systems since the mid-1980s. Matt was also the Sector Manager for Energy & Materials in his last position at NASA where he worked for 31 years.

He's been a cofounder in seven technology based start-ups; and provided R&D and engineering support to hundreds of organizations. Matt has three patents and more than 50 publications including the Cryogenic Fluid Management report series. He also leads the LH2 Era™ Liquid Hydrogen Webinar Series and writes about liquid hydrogen on his LH2era.com blog.

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Matt Moran

Moran Innovation LLC

Managing Member

Matt Moran is the Managing Member at Moran Innovation LLC, and previous Managing Partner at Isotherm Energy. He's been developing power and propulsion systems for more than 40 years; and first-of-a-kind liquid, slush and gaseous hydrogen systems since the mid-1980s. Matt was also the Sector Manager for Energy & Materials in his last position at NASA where he worked for 31 years.

He's been a cofounder in seven technology based start-ups; and provided R&D and engineering support to hundreds of organizations. Matt has three patents and more than 50 publications including the Cryogenic Fluid Management report series. He also leads the LH2 Era™ Liquid Hydrogen Webinar Series and writes about liquid hydrogen on his LH2era.com blog.

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Norbert Palenstijn

Leybold

Leak Detection Expert

Norbert has a formal education in business but has gone on to fulfill several technical roles in the leak testing, leak detection and vacuum industry over the past 25 years.  

He has valuable experience in understanding both the technologies and their importance in the operation of many manufacturing processes. He has supported customers to improve their processes, from basic topics to detailed process improvements. Apart from that, he has also developed a methodical and logical problem-solving approach to make the process of troubleshooting both educational and informative. Ultimately, Norbert strives to be a valuable sparring partner to enhance the capabilities of the people he's working with.

In his current position as Product Sales Development Manager at Leybold, he has a technological and commercial role supporting a product portfolio of industrial leak test and vacuum products. You know your products, and he knows industrial leak testing, leak detection and vacuum. Together we can find a solution for your challenges and optimize your processes. 

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Robert Oldroyd

Moreton & Company

Risk Advisor

Rob Oldroyd, a seasoned risk management expert with a decade-long career, is currently a Risk Advisor at Moreton & Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. Holding an aviation management degree from Utah Valley University, he teaches aviation insurance and corporate management there as an adjunct professor. Rob's proficiency was honed through roles at JetBlue and an internship at Salt Lake International Airport. His analytical prowess at Moreton & Company has driven tailored solutions, fostering client growth. Beyond work, he treasures family time and outdoor activities including skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.

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Shane Morris

Booz Allen Hamilton

Lead Engineer - Global Defense Aerospace

Shane Morris is a machine learning engineer and Heinz Buffaranch enthusiast. In the same way Heinz Buffaranch blends the creamy taste of ranch with the tangy spice of Buffalo sauce, he blends artificial intelligence solutions with modern defense and national security systems.

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Martin Chan

Stratospheric Platforms Ltd.

Lead Engineer Hydrogen Systems

Dr Martin Chan is Lead Engineer of Hydrogen Systems at Stratospheric Platforms and has been developing aircraft liquid hydrogen systems for the past decade. He leads the development of the liquid hydrogen system for the Stratomast, enabling the transformative payload capabilities of the platform. He is a Chartered Engineer and Scientist with the IChemE and is interested in energy and climate technologies. He completed his PhD and Masters in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Cambridge, in 2018 and 2014 respectively. His research examined the use of chemical looping for hydrogen production and selective oxidations, resulting in the award of an IChemE Andrew Fellowship in 2017.

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Ferguson Dale

Sempersky LLC

Ecopreneur

Ferguson "Juice" Dale is an ecopreneur and owner of Sempersky LLC.

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Jérôme Gosset

Pyonnier

President & CEO

Jerome Gosset 

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Mark Haberbusch

NEOEx Inc

CEO

Mark Haberbusch

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Michael A. Dunn

USAF

Lt. Col, 7th Reconnaissance Brigade

Lt Col Mike “Gator” Dunn is the commander of the 7th Reconnaissance Squadron, Naval Air Station, Sicily, where he serves over 200 active duty and contractor Airmen. Lt Col Dunn overseas launch and recovery of the RQ-4 to three combatant commands as well as extensive satellite connectivity operations. Lt Col Dunn is a Senior Pilot with over 2,700 flight hours in multiple aircraft, and holds Masters of Science degrees in Computer Science and Aeronautical Science from The Georgia Institute of Technology and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Certificate of Professional Innovation from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

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Dave Franks

SAE International

Standards Specialist Engineer, Aerospace

Dave Franks is a Standards Specialist Engineer within the Aerospace Standards team at SAE Intl.  With an Aerospace Engineering Degree, he has over 10 years of diverse experience throughout aviation including performance/operations engineering at US Airways and American Airlines.  He also modeled, tested, and qualified Flight Simulation and Training devices for a number of aircraft including business jets and the UH-72a Lakota helicopter.  At SAE Intl. he now works in Aerospace Standards to help to build consensus solutions that move the mobility industry forward.

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Rex J. Alexander

Vertical Flight Society | Five-Alpha (5α)

Infrastructure Advisor @VFS | President @ (5α)

Rex Alexander has over four decades of military aviation,
general aviation, and commercial aviation experience, and is a globally recognized subject matter expert on helicopter, vertical lift and eVTOL infrastructure. He is the founder and president of the aeronautical consulting firm Five-Alpha (5α) and has served as Infrastructure Advisor to the Vertical Flight Society since January 2019. Rex is co-chair of the US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) Infrastructure Working Group, Chair of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 418, Standard for Heliports, a member of ASTM International F38 WK59317
New Specification for Vertiport Design, a member of the Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) Technology Working Group, a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Airport and Heliport Lighting Committee, a member of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Vertical
Flight Infrastructure Sub-Working Group, and serves as a platform instructor to the U.S. D.O.T. Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) where he helped develop and teaches their Heliport Evaluation Course and Heliport Accident investigation Techniques for the Advanced Rotorcraft
Accident investigation course. He is an alumnus of Parks College of Aviation and a former US Army Warrant Officer and ‘Aeroscout’ Helicopter Pilot, Instructor Pilot and Standardization Instructor, having served both on active duty and in the Indiana Army National Guard.

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Danielle McLean

HYSKY Society

CEO/Founder

Danielle McLean

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Rishav Shrestha

HYSKY Society

Co-founder/Head of Operations

Rishav Shrestha

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Mark van Wyk

FlyH2 Aerospace

CEO

Mark van Wyk

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Dr. Julia Bodnarik

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Officer of Advanced Technology Initiatives

Dr. Julia Bodnarik am an Officer of Advanced Technology Initiatives with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and specialize in emerging technologies with extensive experience working on developing NASA instrumentation for planetary science and look for water ice on the Moon.

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Alex Ivanenko

HyWatts

CEO

Alex Ivanenko

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Joseph Rainville

Bell Helicopter

Hydrogen Propulsion Analyst

Joe Rainville

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Jim Jung

Interstate Traveler Co. LLC

CEO

Jim Jung

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Pradeep Thangappan

Aerostrovilos

COO

Pradeep is a serial entrepreneur and a boiler manufacturer who is waiting for his break and believes that Gas Turbines will be the one. He keeps us away from all the statutory troubles and our burning activity in check. If not working you can find him driving to Ladakh on his bike

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John Piasecki

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation

CEO

John Piasecki

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Bentzion Levinson

Heven Drones

CEO/Founder

Bentzion Levinson

FLYING HY PARTNERS

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Flying Hy Hotel Info
CanadInns
1000 South 42nd Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201
(701) 772 8404
 

SPONSOR

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The HYSKY Society's Flagship Event
We are thrilled to bring you the very first edition of FLYING HY, the premier event for the hydrogen aviation industry.

FLYING HY

Surprise Guest Speakers
As a special treat, we've secured high-profile guest speakers from beyond the hydrogen aviation industry! That's right, you'll hear from pilots, celebrities, and other individuals with a passion for aviation and the planet, sharing their insights and ideas on the future of this industry
FAQ:
Is there a government discount? No
Is there a military discount? Yes, free.
Is there a hotel block? No, so book your room ASAP
Is there still an event in June? No, we moved FLYING HY to October
Is food and beverage included? Yes, breakfast and lunch will be provided Tuesday and Wednesday.
Is FLYING HY virtual? No, it's in person in Grand Forks, ND on October 10-11, 2023
Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of history and shape the future of aviation. Secure your place today and be part of the movement that's FLYING HY into the future. Join us, let's Fly Hy Together!

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