This is a proposal for a two-day ACRP Insight Event on the Future of Aviation at the Beckman Center. The findings from this event would be used to help develop an ACRP future of aviation research roadmap (please see below for more details). The proposed location is recommended due to its closer proximity to key aviation and technology companies and thought leaders who may be interested in planning and/or participating in the event. North Los Angeles County/Eastern Kern County is home to some of the most innovative and specialized technologies in the world. The region's aerospace programs stand at the forefront of an industry gaining international recognition for space tourism and the first-ever privately-funded spaceflight, while the area's advanced aviation research is supported by the NASA Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), Edwards Air Force Base, and China Lake Naval Air Station.
Idea No. 163