DAVIS, Ca. September 29, 2011--Moller International, Inc. (OTC-QB: MLER), the developer of the Skycar® aircraft, the Rotapower® line of rotary engines and the Aerobot® line of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) is pleased to announce its year long celebration signifying 50-years of Vertical Takeoff and Landing Technology development.
“Its hard to believe that fifty years passed,” said Dr Paul Moller, President of Moller International. “Technology developments in materials, electronics and engines have really helped us achieve our near-term goals, while we look forward to future versions of the Skycar®. Our current and planned VTOL aircraft can take full advantage of the most recent technology developments enhancing both safety and performance.”
To celebrate the 50-year milestone, Moller International is kicking off an 18-month media campaign that includes a museum tour, speaking engagements, special appearances and the manned untethered flight of the M400X Skycar®.
“Because of the scope of our project and the significance of the timing we are looking for sponsors who would like to share our spotlight,” said Bruce Calkins, General Manager of Moller International. “We have a plan that limits our guest list and, to our surprise, the public outcry for invitations to the event has caused us to adjust our marketing and public relations strategies and include as many people that would like to attend.”
Moller International has had more than 500 national and international media invitation requests and twice as many shareholder requests since the manned, untethered flight was announced. To address the demand, Moller International is currently developing a plan that meets with the FAA safety guidelines for test flights and includes a small viewing area for the media and for invited guests. For guests at-large, Moller will be providing a live webcast of the entire event.
“We are working on a special online interface that will allow visitors to our site to participate in the flight as though they were here in person,” said Jah Mackey, Marketing Director, Moller International. “Our “live-view” interface will provide visitors with access to the live and per-recorded presentations, previews of the Volantor Documentary featuring Dr. Paul Moller and a high-resolution view of the M400X Skycar® debut untethered flight.”
The celebration begins this month with a nationwide museum tour that starts with at City of Davis' Hattie Webber Memorial Museum and a speaking engagement.
ABOUT MOLLER INTERNATIONAL
Moller International (OTC-QB: MLER) formerly Moller Aircraft had its origins in research carried out by Dr. Paul Moller when he tested a scale model of his VTOL capable aircraft in 1961. A full-size version of the earlier VTOL aircraft was demonstrated in 1965. In 1967, research was conducted with the specific purpose of developing vertical takeoff aircraft for the consumer market.
Today, Moller International (OTC-QB: MLER) is a fully reporting public company that has continued to develop a number of VTOL aircraft employing Rotapower® engines and stabilization systems used not only in creating the M400 Skycar® and the M200 Neuera®, but also other VTOL aircraft targeted at the military, public safety, commercial and consumer markets.
The Skycar® has been featured on a number of TV programs including CBS 60 Minutes, “Highway In the Sky”, NBC’s Today Show “Today's American Story", and History Channel’s, “Greatest Movie Gadgets: Then and Now.”
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