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George bye

founder & CEO, bye aerospace

George E. Bye is the Founder and CEO of Bye Aerospace (, named the “Small Business of the Year” for 2018 by the Denver Business Journal and one of the “Top 50 Colorado Companies to Watch” in 2017. He is the innovator behind Bye Aerospace with two decades of experience as an aerospace entrepreneur, engineer, and executive, balancing engineering services with internal development and research of advanced concepts.

He currently serves as Chairman of the nine-person Board of Directors of Bye Aerospace. George has developed several aircraft designs. Among them are a 14-foot wing span solar-electric hybrid UAV, “Silent Falcon,” now in production in a former Bye Aerospace subsidiary where he remains as Vice Chairman. He also conceived our current Sun Flyer and StratoAirNet designs.

Bye Aerospace is developing the Sun Flyer 2 and Sun Flyer 4 family of electric aircraft and the StratoAirNet and Solesa family of solar-electric unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Previously, George led ATG, the company that launched and developed the Javelin, a transonic two-seat jet for military and civil utility and holds the design patent for the Javelin which first flew in September 2005.

He has authored articles for industry journals, textbooks and publications, holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Washington, and is an ATP rated pilot with over 4,000 flying hours. George was a USAF instructor pilot in the supersonic T-38 for Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training, C-141B Aircraft Commander, and is a Desert Storm veteran. For more information, go to