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About Vik Kachoria

Vik Kachoria is a seasoned aerospace executive with 30 years experience in general management and consulting of high growth ventures including supersonic jets, VLJs, air taxis, charter flights, sub-orbital rockets and solar power satellites.

Spike Aerospace Had a Fantastic 2016 With Very Promising 2017

With all the fun parties and celebrations over, Spike Aerospace has been reflecting on what we accomplished in 2016 and what is ahead in 2017. It is amazing how quickly all the successes can get lost or forgotten with day-to-day meetings, travel and efforts. Looking back, it was a fantastic and successful year with 2017 [...]

By | January 1st, 2017|Editorial|0 Comments

Washington State Governor Inslee Interested in Supersonic Aviation

Great Wheel in Seattle, WA What an honor last week to meet with Washington state Governor Jay Inslee who personally was very interested in supersonic aviation. We had a great conversation about the impact supersonic flight would have on policy, economic growth and business in the region. He was happy to hear that we had [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Supersonic Aircraft R&D Efforts Heating Up

In the last six months there have been more articles on supersonic aircraft than I can remember reading in the past six years. If you believe everything you read, soon there will be so many options to get you from NYC to London in seconds flat. The only thing we haven't seen a patent announcement [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|General, News|0 Comments

Why is NASA Giving Lockheed $20 Million?

Why is NASA giving $20 million to Lockheed Martin for early design work of a single-passenger supersonic aircraft - a demonstrator? News articles have been heralding this announcement as if for $20 million there will be an actual aircraft. But that small sum is only for initial design work. To build the demonstrator will take hundreds of millions [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Editorial, News|1 Comment

Supersonic Mach 4.5 Aircraft According to Airbus — just hold your breath for 30-40 years.

Over the past week, there has been a lot of press about a new Mach 4.5 supersonic aircraft, invented by Airbus, that will fly from London to NYC in 1 hour.  Mach 4.5 translates to a speed of over 3,000 mph (at 50,000 ft), which means you could fly from NYC or London to Shanghai in [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|General, News|0 Comments

Memorial Day 2014 – Remember Our Fallen Heros

It is always wonderful to have a chance to kick back and enjoy hot dogs and a cold beer with friends and family. As you enjoy the day, take a moment to think of and thank those families who have lost their loved ones defending our country and way of life. I can't imagine how difficult the holidays [...]

By | May 26th, 2014|General|0 Comments

What Happened to the Concorde?

The Concorde, one of only two supersonic commercial jets, was retired in late-2003 -- after flying for 27 years. Following a farewell tour around North America and the United Kingdom, British Airways and Air France retired all 20 jets that were built, 16 that flew. Several planes went to museums around the world, others were dismantled [...]

By | March 11th, 2013|General|0 Comments

The Future of Aviation Is Bright

The Wright brothers first flight, just over a 100 years ago, was less than the length of a football field. Since then, aviation has come a long, long way. Planes can now fly from NYC to Tokyo in just 13 hours at 500+ miles/hour. The largest plane, currently the Airbus A380, can carry 800+ passengers. Boeing's new, state-of-the-art, [...]

By | February 28th, 2013|General|0 Comments