Jury Board

The topic of the New Flying Competition 2018 has been approved by experts from the aviation industry. 


Here you can find a short introduction for the members of the Advisory Council.

Roland Gerhards 

manager of ZAL (engl.: Hamburg's Center for Applied Aeronautical Research):


"When I first heard about the idea of the competition, I was immediately excited. It is an enrichment to help students and interested model flyers participate in realizing the vision of new flying and it also supports the networking. With the strong focus on innovation and the creativity this competition also suits ZAL. That is why I agreed on becoming a member of the Advisory Council."

Volker Galla 
Member of Management Board / CTO,
Heinkel Group



“I am excited to be part of the jury at the New Flying Competition 2018. Young and aspiring engineers often have different approaches to solve challenges. Especially nowadays where interdisciplinary tasks are increasing it is absolutely necessary to think in different ways to succeed in being. There are e.g. new manufacturing possibilities like additive manufacturing, which have a big effect on designers and certification engineers. Others are the merging of structure and electronics and digitalization. Using the new approaches combined with experience guidance you are able to achieve the best results. Thus I am tense to accompany the students through their first thoughts until the end of the idea.”

Jörg Manthey 

Managing Director and Partner of AMM Enterprise GmbH.

First Chairman of HECAS e.V.

First Chairman of the ZAL Förderverein e.V.

Member of the Hamburg Aviation Board e.V.