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Ascend Air LLC

VTOL commuting serivce that cuts commute times in half at affordable prices.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Washington, D.C., DC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 5

Company Summary

Ascend Air has a design for a new commuter airship that will cut commute times in half. Over 3 million Americans have one-way commute times of 90 minutes or more and spend over 750 hours per year commuting.


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    Ryan D. Rice

    Ryan Rice is the originator of the commuting airship concept. He is currently completing an Executive MBA program at The George Washington University. Ryan has spent seven years as a Marine Corps Officer where he served two combat deployments in Iraq. Ryan also has a BA in Filmmaking and prides himself on being creative and innovative. Ryan has the training and operational experience to bring this concept to the market.

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    Peter Buckley
    Director of Flight Operations, Chief of Design

    Peter Buckley is a thirty-six year veteran of the airship industry, prior to that having served in the Royal Air Force. He has served as an airship pilot with 20,000 hours in command, a project engineer, and an airship design counselor. He currently serves as the Director of Flight Operations for Ascend Air and is the Chief Designer of the TH-24 Multi Role Airship. His experience with past airship design projects has given him the insight nece