Air­speed­er has announced Gary Gysin, the for­mer CEO of autonomous eVTOL air­craft devel­op­er Wisk, is join­ing the com­pa­ny as a board mem­ber.

With a dis­tin­guished career in the avi­a­tion and tech­nol­o­gy indus­tries, Gysin brings a wealth of expe­ri­ence and exper­tise to fur­ther dri­ve the advance­ment of eVTOL tech­nol­o­gy and autonomous flight.

Air­speed­er, led by vision­ary founder Matthew Pear­son, is poised to rev­o­lu­tionise aer­i­al mobil­i­ty through fly­ing car rac­ing. In bring­ing togeth­er cut­ting-edge tech­nol­o­gy, high-per­for­mance elec­tric air­craft, and thrilling rac­ing expe­ri­ences, Air­speed­er aims to accel­er­ate the devel­op­ment of eVTOL tech­nol­o­gy and inspire the next gen­er­a­tion of avi­a­tors and engi­neers.

As Air­speed­er con­tin­ues to pave the way for elec­tric fly­ing car rac­ing, Gary Gys­in’s insight and expe­ri­ence will undoubt­ed­ly con­tribute to the com­pa­ny’s growth and suc­cess in the rapid­ly evolv­ing eVTOL indus­try.

Com­ment­ing on his new posi­tion, Gysin expressed his enthu­si­asm, say­ing:  “I am thrilled to join Air­speed­er’s board and be a part of this excit­ing jour­ney towards the future of mobil­i­ty. 

“For­mu­la 1 rac­ing and autosport rac­ing of all forms has helped spur inno­va­tion and safe­ty in con­sumer vehi­cles and Air­speed­er is lead­ing the way in eVTOL with its elec­tric fly­ing car rac­ing approach. Join­ing the Board aligns per­fect­ly with my pas­sion for avi­a­tion and For­mu­la 1.’

Gary most recent­ly was the found­ing CEO of Wisk, a joint ven­ture between the Boe­ing Com­pa­ny and Lar­ry Page’s Kit­ty­hawk. Pri­or to Gary’s retire­ment in Feb­ru­ary 2023, Gysin built Wisk into the mar­ket-lead­ing self-fly­ing, all-elec­tric, four-seat air taxi, cre­at­ed the exec­u­tive and devel­op­ment lead­er­ship teams.

He also set the strate­gic tar­gets for the com­pa­ny, includ­ing the entry into ser­vice tim­ing and city roll-out, launched the company’s com­mer­cial type cer­ti­fied air­craft devel­op­ment pro­gram, and closed more than $450 mil­lion in new financ­ing cap­i­tal.  Wisk recent­ly became a whol­ly owned sub­sidiary of the Boe­ing Com­pa­ny.

Pear­son, Founder of Air­speed­er, added: “Gary’s exper­tise and for­ward-think­ing approach to avi­a­tion and auton­o­my make him an invalu­able addi­tion to our board. We are excit­ed to col­lab­o­rate with him as we con­tin­ue to push the bound­aries of elec­tric flight and rede­fine the future of trans­porta­tion; his per­spec­tive on the future of the indus­try is key as we build a motor­sport that has deep res­o­nance with the wider mar­ket of OEMs craft­ing trans­for­ma­tion­al elec­tric air­craft.”

Air­speed­er says it is com­mit­ted to push­ing the bound­aries of elec­tric flight and inspir­ing inno­va­tion in autonomous avi­a­tion. By com­bin­ing cut­ting-edge tech­nol­o­gy, high-per­for­mance air­craft, and exhil­a­rat­ing rac­ing expe­ri­ences, Air­speed­er is poised to rev­o­lu­tion­ie the future of trans­porta­tion.

Air­speed­er and Alau­da Aero­nau­tics — the com­pa­ny which designs, engi­neers and fab­ri­cates the rac­ing craft for all Air­speed­er events ‑oper­ate on a glob­al scale. The tech­ni­cal head­quar­ters of the sport is locat­ed in Ade­laide, South Aus­tralia, strate­gi­cal­ly posi­tioned in close prox­im­i­ty to ide­al test­ing grounds for a ground­break­ing form of aer­i­al mobil­i­ty.

Air­speed­er’s EXA Series served as the inau­gur­al rac­ing series from 2022, where remote pilots take the reins of the world’s first full-scale elec­tric fly­ing cars. This series serves as the cru­cible for tech­ni­cal devel­op­ment and pilot train­ing, lay­ing the foun­da­tion for the world’s ini­tial crewed elec­tric fly­ing car races. The forth­com­ing crewed rac­ing series by Air­speed­er is set to take the glob­al stage from 2024.

Span­ning across var­i­ous loca­tions world­wide, this series marks a piv­otal moment in push­ing the bound­aries of elec­tric flight and rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing the future of aer­i­al mobil­i­ty.

Air­speed­er’s ethos is root­ed in the belief that noth­ing pro­pels tech­ni­cal advance­ment quite like com­pet­i­tive sports. This next-gen­er­a­tion sport plays a role anal­o­gous to that of the For­mu­la One pio­neers near­ly a cen­tu­ry ago, act­ing as a dri­ving force behind tech­ni­cal inno­va­tion and cul­ti­vat­ing pub­lic accep­tance for a new era of mobil­i­ty rev­o­lu­tion.

The eVTOL sec­tor is on the cusp of reshap­ing urban aer­i­al trans­port, glob­al logis­tics, and even remote med­ical trans­porta­tion with a zero-emis­sion, clean-air aer­i­al trans­port solu­tion.