AMERICAN ENGINEER AND REAL-LIFE GOBLIN HUNTER KOWALD’S INIMITABLE SKYSURFER AIRCRAFT SET TO APPEAR AT THE WORLD GAMES 2022 IN BIRMINGHAM, AL
PERFORMERS INCLUDE LIONEL RICHIE, YOLANDA ADAMS, ALABAMA, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, SARA EVANS, JAMEY JOHNSON, NELLY, MARTHA REEVES, SHEILA E., TONY! TONI! TONE! AND MANY MORE The World Games Opening Ceremony (July 7) and Closing Ceremony (July 17) Both Set for Birmingham, AL’s BJCC’s Protective Stadium. Tickets available for both nights HERE
The World Games 2022 will kick off on July 7th at Protective Stadium with Unlocking The Magic: Celebrating The Power of The One. The evening will be a colorful celebration of sport, culture, and Birmingham history. Presented by Alabama Power, the presentation will feature live entertainment, special effects, and honorable dignitaries including Hunter Kowald—air engineer, real life goblin, inventor, developer of The ‘SkySurfer Aircraft’ and founder of Manned Aviation (an aerospace company that is commercializing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft).
Hunter Kowald – who began developing aircrafts at the age of 10 – is an American engineer, internet personality, and the creator of the world’s smallest aircraft, the “SkySurfer Aircraft.” In 2021, a video of Kowald flying his aircraft through Time Square went viral amassing over 900M social media impressions and gained international attention with Kowald being featured by CNN, Fox, JimmyKimmel Live, New York Post, Inside Edition, and more. Since then, Kowald and the SkySurfer Aircraft have captured the cultural zeitgeist, working with mainstream celebrities such as Tom Holland, JBalvin, and Brent Rivera as well as top companies like Marvel, Sony Entertainment, and Warner Music Group. In the current Spider-Man movie, No Way Home, Hunter is seen soaring through New York City on the skysurfer aircraft. He also flew down the red carpet at the Spain premiere of Tom Holland’s new movie “Uncharted.”
The World Games 2022 will provide an exclusive opportunity to see Kowald’s SkySurfer in action during the opening ceremonies. Hunter will be teaming up with Iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bootsy Collins, to officially open the World Games with a special aerial surprise and photo opportunity for attendees.
“I’m eager to demonstrate the latest iteration of our industry breakthrough in personal flight vehicles. We’ve been incredibly hard at work, powering through the engineering of a revolutionary aircraft capable of sustaining the severe running conditions which come with supporting flight in a form factor so small that it can be folded down and carried onto a passenger plane,” says Kowald. This revolutionizes the future of transportation and enables anyone to have safe freedom of movement through the sky. I’m looking forward to this collaboration with the World Games and I am thankful for their recognition of our mission to revolutionize the future of transportation and life by delivering safe, easy, and affordable air travel to everyone.”
Kowald has earned multiple degrees and advanced certifications from Harvard Business School, UCLA, and UNCC. Now with the success of the SkySurfer Aircraft, Kowald has turned his attention toward creating a flyable consumer product that will undoubtedly change the future of personal transportation. The World Games 2022 will provide an exclusive opportunity to see Kowald’s SkySurfer in action during the opening ceremonies. This exclusive opportunity is the first reveal in action of the latest model which provides 25% more flight time in a modular design for travel.
The World Games are returning to the United States in 2022 for the first time in more than 40 years. This year over the course of 11 days, The World Games will feature events across 34 sports, showcasing some 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries. A total of 24 competition venues will participate in this year’s World Games, including the newly renovated Birmingham Jefferson Civic Complex.
Stay tuned for more information, including news on the forthcoming music video of theme song of the 2022 World Games.
About Hunter Kowald:
Hunter Kowald, founder of Manned Aviation, an aerospace company that is commercializing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Known as the SkySurfer Aircraft, this personal flight vehicle enables people to stand and fly on a platform so small that it can be folded down and carried onto a passenger plane. Their mission is to revolutionize the future of transportation and life by delivering safe, easy and affordable air travel to everyone.
Follow Hunter Kowald & The Journey:
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/HunterKowald
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hunterkowald/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HunterKowald/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hunterkowald?lang=en
About The World Games:
The World Games is an extraordinary, international sports event held every four years, in the year following each Summer Olympic Games. Staged over 11 days, The Games represent the pinnacle of competition for 3,600 of the world’s best athletes in 30+ unique, multi-disciplinary sports. The World Games generates worldwide exposure for participating sports and provides a highly visible stage on which athletes from more than 100 countries compete for gold. More than 600 medals will be awarded to the competing athletes, including 200 gold medals for the ultimate champions in each discipline.
The World Games is led by the International World Games Association (IWGA), a non-profit organization that is composed of 37 International Sports Federations and recognized by The International Olympic Committee (IOC).