Thank you Lift Airborne Technologies and Elijah and Krystal Supper! Duke has serial number one!! Our hearts fill up with your love and generosity!! We are amazed and humbled by this bad boy flight helmet!!
The flight helmet presented to The Duke Carrillo Foundation is serial number one. It is registered to Duke Carrillo. The new flight helmet started in 2018 through the USAF AFWERX program which was implemented to increase competition, reduce time to delivery, encourage innovation, attract new technologies, and entice non-traditional/small business companies to work with the government. It occurred through a streamlined process which mitigates barriers to entry for defense contracting. The AFWERX Helmet Challenge began with over 100 competitors from around the world that included the Who’s Who in the global fixed wing flight helmet market and other subject matter experts. In the end, LIFT Airborne’s Product Development Team demonstrated that their helmet was the most advanced, effective, and efficient solution to provide value for the airborne warfighter.
The United States Air Force, through its Program Management Office, formally announced that LIFT Airborne Technologies trough the LIFT Aviation division is the final winner of the multi-year Next Generation Fixed WIng-Helmet (NGFWH) competition and will continue with prototype development of a new helmet for Air Force fixed-wing aircrew.