Dr. Long Phan
CEO / CTO, Top Flight Technologies
Dr. Long Phan is responsible for executing the overall vision for Top Flight Technologies. In addition, he leads research, product development, strategic software and services partnerships to be used in the Company’s products. Long has over 20 years of experience in the field of robotics and autonomous systems. At MIT, he was an initial member of the MIT/Draper Aerial Robotics team in 1994, the first team in the world to demonstrate a fully autonomous helicopter from takeoff to landing at Disney World’s Epcot Center in 1996. He has created a product development roadmap for Top Flight that leverages original designs and existing advanced technologies through strategic partnerships. Long was also a veteran on Wall Street where he was an early pioneer in remote algorithmic trading systems, high frequency trading, and a high volume contributor on the NYSE (over 1% daily volume). He is a visionary and passionate entrepreneur who enjoys solving some of the most challenging problems in the world. Long received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.