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.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Building a Global Aerospace Hub

I just got back from the three-day Global Aerospace Conference in Abu Dhabi. What an amazing city, with tremendous capital resources and huge ambitions. Everywhere you look, there are massive development projects under construction; major roadways with five or six lanes criss-cross the city, and three new man-made islands are being built, along with [...]

By |2017-05-04T21:05:37-04:00April 15th, 2014|General|0 Comments

Spike S-512 Windowless Multiplex Digital Cabin

Over the last three weeks, there have been thousands of articles, news stories, and radio broadcasts about the windowless Multiplex Digital Cabin we will be featuring in the Spike S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet. We were pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming interest in, and comments on, this concept. Generally, most people get excited about the idea [...]

By |2017-05-04T21:05:37-04:00March 12th, 2014|News|2 Comments

How Transportation Changed the World

Powered transportation was developed less than 250 years ago, but it is hard to imagine life before ships, trains, cars and airplanes. Some major transportation milestones include: The first steamship built in the 1770s The first steam-powered train in 1798 The modern car born in 1886 The first powered flight in 1903 Yet people did get around before modern [...]

By |2017-07-28T13:55:37-04:00December 7th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Supersonic Flight And Sonic Booms

As incredible as the Concorde was, the sonic booms created by its supersonic flights were so disruptive that most countries restricted or completely prohibited the aircraft from flying over land. The sonic boom, at its worst, would be heard as a very loud thunder clap that was right overhead. The force of the boom rattled [...]

By |2017-07-28T14:03:53-04:00November 22nd, 2013|General|3 Comments

Elon Musk Thinks Supersonic Jets are the Thing to Do

Elon Musk was at the New York Times Dealbook conference earlier today, where he discussed his interest in supersonic travel. "I do think there's an interesting opportunity to create a supersonic, electric, vertical-takeoff-and-landing jet," Musk said. "It seems unlikely to come from Boeing (BA) or Airbus, given that they seem to be focused on very [...]

By |2017-05-04T21:05:38-04:00November 12th, 2013|General|0 Comments

How Will Supersonic Travel Change the World?

In the very near future, we will be able to fly at supersonic speeds around the world. Not only will we get to faraway places faster, but we will be able to do more. We will be able to fly to Paris for breakfast, spend a weekend hiking in New Zealand, check out Victoria Falls [...]

By |2017-05-04T21:05:38-04:00November 11th, 2013|General|2 Comments

Why Are There No Supersonic Jets Today?

Over the past 20 years, there have been a number of companies that have worked on supersonic commercial aircraft. Many large organizations (like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA, JAXA, etc.) have been doing basic research with the hope of building a jet in 30-50 years (2050 or so). I find that rather odd, since the Concorde [...]

By |2017-05-04T21:05:38-04:00July 7th, 2013|General|0 Comments

What Happened to the Concorde?

The Concorde, one of only two supersonic commercial jets in service to date, 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 Concordes that were built, of which 16 flew. ("The" Concorde was actually a [...]

By |2017-05-04T21:05:38-04:00March 11th, 2013|General|0 Comments