Matt Knapp is Founder and Aero Chief Engineer at Zunum Aero. He has a passion for developing innovative aircraft, and prior to Zunum Aero, he was Lead Designer for the Javelin high performance jet and Lead Aerodynamicist for Pioneer Rocketplane’s spacecraft. He has also consulted across major aircraft OEMs, NASA and DARPA. A certified flight instructor, Matt started building rockets and model airplanes at 5, a path which led to a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering at MIT. Today, when he’s not working, you might find him teaching others how to fly, or on a mountain peak admiring the effortless, silent flight of eagles.