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Burt Rutan

Burt Rutan

Motivational, Inspirational, Experimental

   Burt Rutan designed the record-breaking Voyager, the first airplane to circle the world non-stop and without being refueled. As all of Rutan’s airplanes, it employed some of the most advanced design in use today. Hollywood featured the avant-garde beauty of his designs in three films, Death Race 2000, Octopussy and Iron Eagle III. Rutan’s company has developed projects as diverse as a sail for an America’s Cup challenger and the gondola for Virgin-Atlantic’s Richard Bransen’s attempt to balloon non-stop around the world. His company also developed an all-composite car body for General Motors that averages 100 miles per gallon. Audiences are inspired by Rutan’s enthusiasm for what individuals with vision can achieve. “An engineer in a normal company structure,” says Rutan, “gets to work on two or three airplanes in his whole career. We’ve done twenty-three airplanes in twenty years.” Burt Rutan has received numerous awards for his designs.

Speaker Biography

   Burt Rutan designed the record-breaking Voyager, the first airplane to circle the world non-stop and without being refueled. As all of Rutan’s airplanes, it employed some of the most advanced design in use today. Hollywood featured the avant-garde beauty of his designs in three films, Death Race 2000, Octopussy and Iron Eagle III. Rutan’s company has developed projects as diverse as a sail for an America’s Cup challenger and the gondola for Virgin-Atlantic’s Richard Bransen’s attempt to balloon non-stop around the world. His company also developed an all-composite car body for General Motors that averages 100 miles per gallon. Audiences are inspired by Rutan’s enthusiasm for what individuals with vision can achieve. “An engineer in a normal company structure,” says Rutan, “gets to work on two or three airplanes in his whole career. We’ve done twenty-three airplanes in twenty years.” Burt Rutan has received numerous awards for his designs.