Loss of control in-flight is the leading cause of fatal accidents in general aviation, particularly in amateur-built aircraft. The contest seeks ways to solve this problem. The solution could be technical in nature or otherwise.
If you are not an EAA member, all you need to do is join to enter! You may enter as an individual, or as a team.
Submissions will be accepted through June 1, 2018. Five finalists will be chosen to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of expert judges.
- Familiarize yourself with the EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize rules, posted on eaa.org/prize
- Fill out the application on the last page of the Founder’s Innovation Prize rules
- Complete a detailed package which describes your solution
- Email application and package to email@example.com or mail it to Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc., 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902
The winner will receive $25,000 to advance their loss of control solution, with $10,000 going to second place, and $5,000 going to third place.
The experimental aircraft community is the best place to foster the type of innovation EAA is looking for with the Founder’s Innovation Prize. EAA is excited to see the best and brightest of our members come forth with their solutions to loss of control.
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If you have specific questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View 2017 Winner
The 2017 winners of the Founder's Innovation Prize also appeared on EAA's exclusive aviation podcast The Green Dot. Listen Here!
Watch the 2017 Founder's Innovation Prize Presentation: