Episode 80 - Mark Moore's New Start-Up Making Noise with Quieter Electric Aircraft


A new age of flight is taking shape from brilliant engineers who are redefining how lower carbon emissions, minimal noise pollution and reduced maintenance costs can work together. Mark Moore’s newest venture, Whisper Aero, is combating busier skyways with a new electric thruster design that reduces noise to a near-imperceptible level.

Moore, a former NASA engineer and Uber Elevate executive, discusses the need for sustainable eVTOL, eCTOL and eSTOL aircraft, how eliminating noise will aid public adoption, and why he decided to set up camp in Crossville, Tenn.

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Meet Our Guest



CEO, Whisper Aero

Co-founded Uber Elevate and in 4 years established aerial ride sharing as a collaborative ecosystem with over $3.5B investment enabling aerial ride sharing.

Prior to that, 32 years at NASA focusing on advanced aircraft concepts and technologies.

The last 10 years at NASA was spent pioneering Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), the tech that all eVTOL aircraft use to achieve ultra safe, quiet and efficient flight. This was done leading small concept to flight teams for radical new aircraft such as the Puffin (2009 single person Superman suit), 2012 Greased Lightning (tilt-wing drone), LeapTech (a Mad Max looking semi truck that was the first full scale DEP wing tested), and the X-57 (the first manned X-Plane NASA in 25 years).




Our Host


Innovation Strategist & Co-Founder, Brulte & Company

Grayson Brulte is an autonomous mobility advisor and consultant who provides strategic counsel and political insights to help clients navigate what’s next.

As an SAE strategic partner since 2017, Grayson brings his in-depth industry knowledge to host SAE Tomorrow Today. His unique perspective factors in economics, politics and technology into one-of-kind weekly conversations with innovators changing mobility and its impact on society.

Grayson is a thought-leader who regularly provides insights to publications including Bloomberg, Reuters, The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter and Forbes. His written opinions and insights have been featured by organizations including the Consumer Technology Association in presentations to the Federal Trade Commission.

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