June 09, 2015

Introducing our Space Pilots

In the past few months we have been delighted to introduce some of the people who make up our team in Mojave, through a series of short films focused on different areas of the project.

Our latest film introduces our accomplished pilot corps, led by Chief Pilot Dave Mackay.

Our five Virgin Galactic pilots have extensive military, commercial and test experience and have flown an extraordinarily diverse range of vehicles – from a 1909 Bleriot to the Space Shuttle, with F-16’s, the Lockheed U-2, and the SR-71 Blackbird (among many others) in between.

This diversity of expertise in our pilot corps is one example of how Virgin Galactic seeks to ensure that we have a robust safety, test and operations program.  Our pilots are also lending their expertise and adding to their own knowledge of the vehicle in the lead up to flight by being embedded within the spaceship build, operations and safety programs.

We are proud to introduce you to this elite team of space pilots.