Bloomberg Hails So CA Inventor Chip Yates

Pioneer and entrepreneur Chip Yates is featured on Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg TV and BloombergBusinessweek **Click to view Bloomberg video** “I have an interesting relationship with the concept of risk. I personally believe you’re not going to innovate that much without taking risk. But I’m not a daredevil.”  –Chip Yates   What is Half Elon Musk, Half

Aviation Pioneer Chip Yates To Accept International Award

Record-setting entrepreneur and pioneer Chip Yates will be honored on October 16 by the World Air Sports Federation (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) for changing the course of aviation history.   Yates has been selected to receive the FAI’s Louis Bleriot Medal for his record-setting flights in 2013, which established new international landmarks in speed, altitude and

Be an Entrepreneur! says Spirit of Innovation Challenge Spokesperson Chip Yates

Chip Yates, national spokesman for the (Astronaut Pete) Conrad Foundation, recently released a video talking about why this is the perfect time for young adults to join the innovation revolution and bring their ideas to the Conrad Foundation for the 2015 Spirit of Innovation Challenge.                            **Click to view video   Yates is a highly dynamic

Flight of the Century Flies with the Angels to Help Kids

  Flight of the Century has joined forces with Angel Flight West to use our Piper Cherokee Charger to fly kids with medical problems to their distant doctor or hospital appointments.   This summer Flight of the Century test pilot Chip Yates received his Angel Flight “Command Pilot” status and immediately conducted ten Angel Flight missions…transporting

History’s Highest Performing Electric Airplane Sets 5 Official World Records!

 It’s official! The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) has ratified all five electric airplane world records set to date by American Test Pilot Chip Yates in his experimental, battery-powered Long-ESA aircraft.   The world sanctioning body’s approval comes on the heels of the announcement by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) of the five record-setting performances by Electric Vehicle Pioneer Chip

Rockstar of Science Launches Speaker Website, Inspires Audiences

FLASH!  Announcing the launch of a new website http://www.rockstarofscience.com/ supporting aviator and 18-world record holder Chip Yates in bringing his spoken message of innovation to adult and youth audiences! Following the launch, Yates jumped into a fast-paced speaking tour to inspire audiences of all kinds. **Click to visit new website. February 28:   Yates delivered the

Using Innovation to Survive and Thrive: Yates’ Economic Conference Keynote

 Photo: Aaron Crutchfield/Ridgecrest Daily Independent Chip Yates, record-setting aviator, entrepreneur and founder of Yates Electrospace Corporation, fired up an audience of business owners, employers, local politicians, educators, and military officials in his keynote presentation at the 27th Annual Indian Wells Valley Economic Outlook Conference on February 28 in Ridgecrest, CA. The theme of the conference

Yates Honored: NAA Announces Most Memorable Aviation Records of 2013

                      Chip Yates One of Seven Record Setters Named to “Most Memorable Aviation Records of 2013″ List by the National Aeronautic Association:    TIME TO CLIMB TO 3,000 METERS: 5 minutes 32 seconds Record for airplanes (electric motor, weighing 1,102 < 2,205 lbs)  “In a series

Testing Begins on World’s First Mid-Air Recharge of an Electric Plane

Photo: the Piper Charger that will carry the battery pack for in-flight recharging of the electric Long-ESA Chip Yates has announced the winter-spring development and testing schedule for his groundbreaking world’s first mid-air recharge of an electric plane. Yates’ now-famous Long-EZ (N89CY), popularly known as the all-electric world record setting Long-ESA (for “electric speed and altitude”),

Risk is the Currency of Innovation: See Yates’ 2013 TED Talk Live!

THIS FALL electric vehicle pioneer Chip Yates joined a distinguished 29-year lineup of speakers as part of the acclaimed international TED presentation series (Technology, Entertainment, Design). Yates was a featured speaker at the annual TEDx Conference on October 19 in Southampton, Bermuda. **Click here to see Yates’ just-released riveting presentation in full!**                                 *  *  *  *  *  *  * 

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