Jet-powered-glider inspired by Miyazaki anime “Nausica” to be on display at Chino Airport, Aug. 15-18

OpenSky M-02J jet powered glider operated by Kazuhiko Hachiya.

“Möwe (Mehve)” is an imaginary aircraft which appears in Japanese comic/animated film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” created by Hayao Miyazaki.

Miyazaki drafted the Mehve as a “non-flying airplane.” In 2003, artist Kazuhiko Hachiya, due to his continuous obsession with Mehve, began creating a real airplane that utilizes micro-jet engine. After years of trial and error, his airplane, OpenSky M-02, finally had a successful maiden flight in 2013.

The jet-engine-installed version, M-02J, had public demonstration flight in June 2016 at Takikawa in Hokkaido. In summer in 2019, Hachiya brought OpenSky M-02J jet-powered-glider to the Experimental Aircraft Association events Oshkosh, Wisconsin from July 22-28, and he and the OpenSky M-02J will come to the Southern California in August.

OpenSky US Tour 2019 Summer

August 9 (Friday) 8:30 pm (Seminar)
Anime Jungle Los Angeles, 319 East Second Street, #103, Los Angeles, CA 90012

August 10 (Saturday) 2:00 pm (Seminar)
Japan Foundation Los Angeles, 5700 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

August 15-18 (Exhibition)
Chino Airport Hanger B-120 #10
7000 Merrill Ave, Chino, CA 91710

Late August (Test Flight) Canceled
Corona Municipal Airport
1900 Aviation Drive, Corona, CA 92880