Speaker Presentation and L’École Nationale d’Aérotechnique Hanger Tour – June 20th 2019

On Thursday June 20th at 5:30pm the Montreal-Ottawa chapter of the Vertical Flight Society invites you to listen to two speakers, followed by a tour of Ecole Nationale D’Aerotechique’s 11 helicopters, 26 aircraft, test cells and repair facility.

When: Thursday June 20th, 2019 17:30-18:00 networking, 18:00-19:15 presentation, 19:15-20:30 ENA hanger tour.

Where: Ecole Nationale D’Aerotechique(ENA) 5555 Rue de l’ENA, Saint-Hubert, QC J3Y 8Y9. Free parking is available on-site.

A light meal of sandwiches/fruit/vegetables will be provided.

The two speakers who will be sharing their experiences in the aerospace sector are:

Mikaël Cardinal is the co-founder of a startup company located in Bromont which offers technical and scientific services for general aviation. His company provides turnkey solutions for the integration of systems dedicated to specialized aerial work, from design to certification with Transport Canada Civil Aviation. His company is also integrating the efforts of several Québec SMEs to develop a semi-autonomous vertical takeoff electric aircraft (eVTOL) solution for cargo missions.

Mr. Cardinal holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke, including a major in aeronautics, and a master’s degree from the Université de Sherbrooke during which he has developed high-fidelity dynamic models of fixed-wing aircraft through system identification techniques and flight testing.

Michael Jensen is a circus artist turned inventor who builds aircraft that are part glider, part surfboard. He will be sharing his progress designing and building a Wright-like glider that is controlled by a pilot standing on top of it and changing their centre of gravity. He plans to introduce a new generation of aviation enthusiasts to the wonders of flight by an affordable but thrilling experience.

Mr. Jensen has a bachelor in physics from Bishop’s University and master in mechanical engineering from the University of Sherbrooke. He interweaves art and science with his background in computational chemistry, education, circus school and engineering to create new inventions.