Electric Flight With Vertical Take-Off and Landing

We have had the opportunity to talk to some of the most progressive and forward thinking companies on the planet here at Going Green, and yet everyday we are blown away at the ambition and ingenuity of the entrepreneurs and organizations we come across. Going Green had the opportunity to meet Jamie Gull, the Co-Founder and CEO of Talyn Air, a company that is revolutionizing the way we use electric flight. Jamie is a guest on the Going Green podcast, and we are excited to share his episode with you, but first, let’s get to know Jamie and Talyn Air a little bit better.

Who is Jamie Gull

Jamie Gull, Co-Founder and CEO of Talyn Air

Jamie worked at Scaled Composites designing prototype aircraft, and then was an engineer at SpaceX for over 5 years on the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon. He graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, and is a private pilot.

Jamie, thank you for being here to share your journey into entrepreneurship and electric flight. Tell us about your background: 

I studied aerospace engineering at Stanford, then worked at Scaled Composited in Mojave designing and flying experimental aircraft. After Scaled I moved to SpaceX for 5 years where I worked on both Falcon 9 and Dragon extensively. I was a cofounder of deployable satellite company for a few years, and then started Talyn with Evan Mucasey, a friend and colleague from Talyn.

What caused you to get into your industry? 

I’ve always loved aircraft and space, and knew that was what I wanted to study in college. I grew up building RC aircraft and model rockets.

What trends are you seeing in your industry? 

There multiple enabling technologies that are going to lead to an explosion of new companies. Batteries, better electric motors, compute power, better software, and better sensors are all enabling new designs and use cases.

What is one action item for our listeners and viewers to take away from this conversation? 

Go talk to people who are inspirational or can help you out, you’d be surprised how often they are willing to connect.

What is a fun fact about you? 

I love sailing, it’s a cool combination of the same principles behind flight applied to both air and water.

Where do you see the electric flight industry ten years from now? 

I think we will be surprised about the main use cases for electric flight aren’t what everyone is predicting right now.

Jamie, thank you for being here today to discuss your vision for the electric flight industry.

Be sure to tune into the Going Green podcast to listen to Jamie’s full interview.

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Dylan Welch
Dylan Welch is the CEO and Host of Going Green, a podcast, website, and social media brand that highlights renewable energy, cleantech, and sustainable news.
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