AeroX nonprofit formed to expand Forsyth County’s unmanned air mobility economy

Business government and community leaders in Forsyth County have formed a nonprofit organization to expand an unmanned aviation economy in Forsyth County.

The nonprofit, called AeroX, will focus on advancing next-generation air technologies, specifically the commercialization of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and electric vehicle takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technologies, and create a national model for advanced air mobility in (AAM) in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina.

By positioning the region as the recognized leader in technologies, the AeroX team hopes to attract a variety of pioneering new companies that will launch and establish operations locally, creating high-value jobs for the future.

Board members are:

  • Basil Yap of Hovecon LLC, president
  • Kyle Mounts of Mount Peitho LLC, treasurer
  • Michael Baughan of Smith Reynolds Airport Board, secretary
  • Karen Barnes of Agile City
  • David Mounts of Winston-Salem Alliance

AeroX is awaiting approval of its 501c6 status by the Internal Revenue Service so that it can begin soliciting memberships to advance and sustain its operations and initiatives.

AeroX is a nonprofit organization of business, government and community partners focused on creating a national model ecosystem for advanced air mobility ecosystem in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, North Carolina. For more information, visit