Erik Lindbergh is a commercial pilot and certified flight instructor, and the grandson of Charles and Anne Lindbergh.
In 1996, Erik helped launch the XPRIZE Foundation and in 2002 he retraced his grandfathers epic 1927 New York to Paris solo flight - raising over a million dollars and 500 million pre-social media impressions for XPRIZE.
After climbing and skiing Mount Rainier at age 21, he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and by age 30 was disabled. Total knee replacements and a breakthrough biotechnology drug gave him a second chance at living an active life.
Erik is also a Director of the Lindbergh Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering his grandparents belief in creating a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation.