About Vik Kachoria

Vik Kachoria, CEO of Spike Aerospace, Inc., is a seasoned aerospace executive with 30 years of industry experience. Vik’s career has included management of, and consulting for, high-growth ventures including supersonic jets, VLJs, air taxis, charter flights, sub-orbital rockets, and solar-powered satellites.

Spike Aerospace Had a Fantastic 2016, With A Promising 2017 On The Way

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 successes can get forgotten after day-to-day meetings, travel, and other efforts. Looking back, it was a fantastic and successful year, with 2017 looking even more [...]

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

Spike Aerospace Evaluating Possible Manufacturing Locations

There have been a lot of unexpected headlines and press lately about Spike Aerospace moving to Washington State and building a manufacturing facility there for the S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet. It is time to set the record straight; perhaps this is long overdue. Spike Aerospace is in the very early stages of selecting a location for our [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Categories: Editorial, General, News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee Interested in Supersonic Aviation

What an honor it was 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 will have on policy, economic growth, and business in the region. Governor Inslee was happy to hear that we had toured Paine Field [...]

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

Supersonic Aircraft R&D Efforts Are 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 many options to get you from NYC to London in seconds flat. The only thing we haven't yet seen a patent announcement [...]

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

Why is NASA Giving Lockheed Martin $20 Million?

Why is NASA giving $20 million to Lockheed Martin for early design work on 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 studies. To build a working demonstrator will take hundreds of [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: 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 one 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|Categories: General, News|0 Comments

Technology That Connects People

For most of us, technology has been an incredible enabler for information, communications, entertainment, relationships, and even wealth. Never before could we instantly pull up 100,000 recipes for mashed potatoes, read the latest info on Brad Pitt (or any celebrity of the day), have 1,000 friends, or watch endless cat videos. That alone makes my [...]

By | January 31st, 2015|Categories: General|0 Comments

Mentor A Student – Help Them Truly Understand Concepts

I challenge you to mentor a student and help them to really understand a challenging concept. Do it for just one semester - I bet you will want to do it for longer. Just about everyone over the age of four or five knows how to use a paintbrush and some paint. Kids understand [...]

By | September 23rd, 2014|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Memorial Day 2014 – Remember Our Fallen Heroes

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|Categories: General|0 Comments