Explorer Aircraft, Inc.

Discussions with the CEO

Explorer Aircraft’s capital raise.


Development pipeline at Explorer Aircraft. 


Incorporating future technology into Explorer Aircraft.


Taking advantage of the Regional Air Mobility model


A 25% savings in fuel


The eVTOL myth


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Company Type

Aircraft Manufacturing




$180 million

Investment Type


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Explorer Aircraft is an aircraft design and manufacturing company seeking $180 million of equity to obtain FAA certification and produce the next generation of utility, general aviation aircraft.

Proof of concept aircraft has over 500 hours of testing

State of the art replacement for current fleet of light piston, twin and single engine utility craft, whose average age is over 35 years

Technological advantages in structural integrity, payload, cruise speed and operating costs

Efficient wing and aerodynamics designed by John Roncz, the aerodynamicist of the Voyager aircraft, the Virgin-Atlantic Global Flyer and over 50 other high-performance aircraft

A corrosion-proof composite structure airframe with a powerful turbine engine ready to accept new sources of power such as battery, hybrid, and hydrogen

Model 500T carries 8 passengers or 3,200 lbs

Model 750T carries 16 passengers or 4,000 lbs

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Target market is the aged fleet of over 26,000 utility aircraft with a load capacity of about 4,000 lbs, passenger service of 9 to 13 people, cargo service to remote and/or austere landing zones

Incumbent aircraft average age is 35 years

Economic useful life of current fleet is about 30 years

Competitors include Cessna Caravan/Grand Caravan, Mahindra Airvan, Pilatus PC-12, Cessna Stationair, Quest Kodiak, PAC 750XL

Proven market with low expected acceptance risk

Favorable trends in Regional Air Mobility create opportunity for organic growth

The Market and the Fleet

The market has been living off the existing fleet

These aged aircraft are at the end of their useful life and will need to be replaced

Regional Air Mobility

Uses infrastructure that already exists in order to transport people and goods using innovative aircraft

An alternative to mid-distance ground trips – provides accessibility that is dependable, efficient, and cost effective

70% of all flights in the US use 0.6% of available airports (NASA Regional Air Mobility April 2021)

Apps like Airpool, and next generation aircraft, will make RAM possible

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Explorer provides a modern, fuel efficient, all composite aircraft that should replace all direct competitors

Superior design and aerodynamics made possible by current advances in CFD (computational fluid dynamics)

Advanced carbon fiber structure for improved strength, safety, and corrosion-free structural longevity, for a service life of over 50 years

20-25% better fuel economy lowering operating costs and reducing greenhouse gasses thanks to a low drag design and the latest in efficient turboprop engine power

An aviation platform that will be easily adaptable to hybrid and battery electric power as the technology develops

Designed from the outset to accommodate automation to achieve transport category safety with or without a pilot

Explorer requires no new systems or infrastructure to support Regional Air Mobility markets

Key Advantages

Impactful, incremental improvements on existing designs – drag, weight, capacity and efficiency

Conventional aircraft – development program designed to work with the FAA certification process

Established market worldwide

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Bryan E. Lynch

President and CEO

Led engineering and R&D at Surgimedics, Inc. Developed the autotransfusion system for Advanced Heamo Technology

Led R&D and sales at Komet Medical. Developed a line of powered bone-cutting tools for orthopedic and neurosurgery applications

Led international sales and marketing for MicroMed Technology – developer of the first axial flow left ventricular assist device as a technology transfer from NASA

Led sales, marketing and engineering for the DeBakey VAD – 2002 NASA Commercial Invention of the Year

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University. MBA from Texas Christian University

Active IFR rated pilot 45 years – flies a Cessna Turbo 210N

Charles W. Yeargain


35 years of financial experience ranging from start-ups to large publicly traded corporations

Founder and VP Finance for Allied Riser Communications. Raised $750 million capital, managed purchasing, treasury, and risk management

Principal of Yeargain Companies, Inc., an investment and consulting firm specializing in oil and gas investments, debt settlements, loan restructures and commercial debt workouts

Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Computer Information Systems from Baylor University. Master of Business Administration in Finance and Investments from Baylor University

Richard Abbott


25 years of experience designed aircraft and life extension programs for Part 23, Part 25 and part 27 composite/metallic, civil and military manned aircraft and UAVs

Leadership positions at Diamond Aircraft, Stratos Aircraft, Samad Aerospace and Otto aviation

Consulted for Bombardier, Piper, Mooney, Boom, Glasair, Icon, Lilium, Marenco, ITPS, ALP & DeLorean Aerospace

Consulted to aerospace startup companies from initial development to transition into production

Authored “Analysis and Design of Composite and Metallic Flight Vehicle Structures” and hundreds of analysis spreadsheets used as standard analysis methods across the industry

Taught as associate professor at the University College of the Cayman Islands

Taras Lyssenko


Government relations and business development consultant for defense, energy, aviation, medicine, and homeland security

Former lobbyist with the US Senate, House of Representatives, Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, US Department of Energy, and many corporations

Widely known for the recovery and preservation of historical artifacts that had been lost under water

Led R&D 100 Awards teams developing titanium production, natural gas production and next generation nuclear power

Chester Schickling  

VP Sales and Marketing

     Manager of international marketing, airline marketing and general aviation sales at

     Beech Aircraft Corporation

     Developed a backlog order book of $962 million at Sino Swearingen Aircraft

     Former VP sales and marketing with M7 Aerospace. Created annual gross revenues of $400 million

     Developed sales at Standard Aero ($110 million) and CASA Aircraft USA ($70 million in 12 months)

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