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Otto Aviation Hopes To Torpedo The Business Jet Market With Its Curious New Design. Will It Sink Or Swim?

Otto Aviation is looking for investors to advance its unconventional “Celera” business aircraft from a prototype to a production airplane built in the thousands. The media attention the company has garnered since formally unveiling the Celera 500L last week is no doubt pleasing.

But with the spotlight comes scrutiny and the questions that all startup aviation manufacturers face. The answers often determine whether a new effort even reaches the market. In Otto’s case the mere appearance of the Celera with its bulbous fuselage, pusher propeller and short, thin wing, leads to questions.

The man responsible for the project, and the Celera’s distinctive shape, is William Otto Sr., a former researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory, chief scientist at North American Aviation (subsumed by Boeing in the 1990s after a series of mergers) and founder of aviation

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Ocean City’s Dolan Grisbaum to swim for Boston University | Atlantic City Sports News

Ocean City High School swimmer Dolan Grisbaum was impressed by the coaches and the academics of Boston University in conversations and during a July visit.

Seeing the campus helped, too.

Grisbaum, a 17-year-old rising senior and Ocean City resident, has committed to attend the university and will swim for the Terriers’ NCAA Division I program.

“It’s certainly humbling and overwhelming, but it’s definitely exciting,” said Grisbaum, a first-team Press All-Star this past winter. “Academically, they’re ranked really high. I wanted to go to a school with good academics and athletics, and Boston University gave me both.

“The coaches really know how to train swimmers. Looking at their results, they drop a lot of time. I’ve been talking with their coaches since December. For me, I think it’s a place where I can really excel at and be part of.”

Grisbaum also liked the campus and the location.

“The campus is

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