EAA Innovator Offers Limited-Time Scooter Offer to Members
December 4, 2008 — Travis Anderson, EAA 701584, has been flying airplanes since 1950. He’s also the founder and owner of Stealth Muffler Corporation, where he developed an environmentally friendly, dial-in tunable exhaust system for motorcycles. Recently, he donated four of his innovative Stealth Scooters to EAA to assist in fundraising efforts to support EAA youth initiatives. Anderson’s story is a classic tale of an entrepreneurial EAA member giving something back to support aviation’s future.
This story starts when Anderson revisited some of the ceramic muffler research he completed in the early 1970s. Technology advancements enabled his innovations to be manufactured more efficiently, and his new catalytic exhaust systems can be engineered for engines of all sizes. Ultimately that will include reciprocating aircraft and marine engines.
Anderson introduced a new line of dual catalyst mufflers designated as “Global Environmental Mufflers” or GEM. During the development process of the GEM Technology, he realized that the only way to market this type of exhaust system was to build a “proof-of-concept” vehicle and make it commercially viable. Stealth Scooters, a virtually “green” and environmentally safe gasoline engine-powered scooter, was the result.
The scooter provides inexpensive transportation because of its excellent gas mileage, making it environmentally friendly. Anderson plans to transfer this technology to aircraft engines.
The process he followed to bring this technology to market mirrors the efforts of many entrepreneurs. “It’s both a struggle and a joy to work through the challenges of design, securing the necessary patents and copyrights, and finally bringing a product to market,” he said. “EAA AirVenture Oshkosh forums and workshops, conversations with other designers and inventors, and studying the paths taken by others in the aviation industry have provided my inspiration.”
Because he believes that EAA is an organization that fosters and nurtures innovation and inspires the next generation of aviators, Anderson decided that his early promotion of the Stealth Scooter will benefit the EAA Young Eagles program.
Exclusive, Limited-Time Offer for EAA Members
Stealth Scooters are being offered exclusively to EAA members at preferred pricing levels. A Limited Edition model is available between now and December 15 at prices close to actual cost. For each scooter sold at this preferred EAA member rate, Stealth Scooters will donate $100 to support the EAA Young Eagles program and other youth initiatives. For details, visit www.stealthscooters.com.