Drone Sense & Avoid - Aircraft
Sparked by Kurt Barnhart
The future of drones flying beyond line of sight will require technology that allows the drone to detect & avoid light aircraft & other moving objects. This competition is to effectively demonstrate a safe, light, cost effective technology for small UAS <55 lbs to avoid aircraft & protect lives.
Roadable Aircraft / Flying Car
Sparked by Jessica Fox
The dream of an aircraft that can legally drive on main roads to an airport, take to the air, & commute to another city has been around for many years. However, advances in materials, hardware, & software are now making it possible. A number of companies are building prototypes. Let's accelerate this process & literally create a race to bring more visibility to this tech & help make it mainstream.
Pilot Color Vision - FAA Me...
Sparked by Trevor McKeeman
Many pilots & future pilots fear losing the ability to fly, something they love. Color Vision Deficiency (CVD) impacts 1 in 12 men & 1 in 200 women. Failing the color vision test in a FAA medical can end this dream of flying. Let’s fix this discrimination with a wearable technology that allows pilots to pass the exam. This may also help millions of kids with CVD who struggle with color in school.