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WhiteKnightTwo Flight Test Summaries

The following list includes summaries of the flight test activity of the WhiteKnightTwo (WK2) aircraft. WhiteKnightTwo is the mothership aircraft for SpaceShipTwo (SS2) and potentially other large payloads. It is equipped with many common system components to SS2 (cabin, ECS, speed-brake actuators, avionics, trim servos, air data, test data, video and TM). Thus, the flight test program of WK2 includes many tests that focus on SS2 systems qualification and maturity.

Flight Test Legend: CC = Captive Carry
GF = Glide Flight
P = Powered Flight
GC = Aborted Glide Flight

Flight: 149 / GF28
Date: 17 Jan 14
Flight Time: 1.4 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Bassett

Objectives:
SS2 release mission
Engine testing

Results:
Objectives achieved.

Flight: 148
Date: 15 Jan 14
Flight Time: 1.2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Sturckow WK2 FTE: Losey

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 147 / PF03
Date: 10 Jan 14
Flight Time: 1.4 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Masucci WK2 CoPilot: Alsbury WK2 FTE: Morgan

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 146
Date: 12 Dec 13
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Penney

Objectives:
Checkride

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 145 / GF27
Date: 11 Dec 13
Flight Time: 1.6 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Sturckow WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Moody

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 144
Date: 04 Dec 13
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Sturckow WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Persall

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 143
Date: 04 Dec 13
Flight Time: 1.9 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Lassen

Objectives:
EA checkride practice
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objectives complete.

Flight: 142
Date: 26 Nov 13
Flight Time: 1.8 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Masucci WK2 FTE: Bassett

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 141
Date: 25 Nov 13
Flight Time: 2.6 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Bourgeois

Objectives:
Modifications checkout

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 140
Date: 02 Oct 13
Flight Time: 1.6 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Penney

Objectives:
EA checkride

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 139
Date: 01 Oct 13
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Jaster

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 138
Date: 20 Sep 13
Flight Time: 1.4 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Masucci WK2 FTE: Penney

Objectives:
EA Checkride

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 137
Date: 19 Sep 13
Flight Time: 1.9 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Sturckow WK2 FTE: Flynn

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 136
Date: 18 Sep 13
Flight Time: 2.2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Masucci WK2 FTE: Reeder

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 135
Date: 17 Sep 13
Flight Time: 1.9 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Masucci WK2 FTE: Sheryka

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 134
Date: 17 Sep 13
Flight Time: 2.3 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Glaser

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 133
Date: 16 Sep 13
Flight Time: 2.1 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Siebold WK2 FTE: Jaster

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 132 / PF02
Date: 05 Sep 13
Flight Time: 1.4 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Alsbury WK2 FTE: Glaser

Objectives:
SS2 release mission
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objectives achieved.

Flight: 131 / GF26
Date: 08 Aug 13
Flight Time: 1.6 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Sturckow WK2 CoPilot: Alsbury WK2 FTE: Lassen

Objectives:
Release mission
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objectives achieved.

Flight: 130 / GF25
Date: 25 Jul 13
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Masucci WK2 CoPilot: Kalogiannis WK2 FTE: Flynn

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
Objective complete.

Flight: 129
Date: 17 Jul 13
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Masucci WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: M. Fuchs

Objectives:
VG pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 128
Date: 17 Jul 13
Flight Time: 1.2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Sturckow WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Persall

Objectives:
VG pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 127
Date: 12 Jul 13
Flight Time: 2.3 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Bassett

Objectives:
New speedbrake evaluation

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 126
Date: 06 Jun 13
Flight Time: 1.4 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Sturckow WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Penney

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 Experimental Authorization checkride

Results:
Objective achieved. Congratulations to CJ Sturckow!

Flight: 125
Date: 06 Jun 13
Flight Time: 2.3 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Masucci WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Penney

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 Experimental Authorization checkride

Results:
Objective achieved. Congratulations to Mike Masucci!

Flight: 124
Date: 04 Jun 13
Flight Time: 2.1 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Sturckow WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Flynn

Objectives:
VG pilot training

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 123
Date: 31 May 13
Flight Time: 1.7 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Glaser

Objectives:
VG pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 122
Date: 30 May 13
Flight Time: 2.8 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Masucci WK2 FTE: Bassett

Objectives:
VG pilot training

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 121
Date: 16 May 13
Flight Time: 1.9 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Sturckow WK2 FTE: Moody

Objectives:
VG pilot training

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 120
Date: 15 May 13
Flight Time: 1.8 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Masucci WK2 FTE: Persall

Objectives:
VG pilot training

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 119
Date: 14 May 13
Flight Time: 1.3 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Sturkow WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Bassett

Objectives:
VG pilot training

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 118
Date: 09 May 13
Flight Time: 1.9 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Sturkow WK2 FTE: Gillen

Objectives:
VG pilot training

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 117
Date: 08 May 13
Flight Time: 1.6 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Masucci WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Glaser

Objectives:
VG pilot training

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 116
Date: 07 May 13
Flight Time: 1.8 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Masucci WK2 FTE: Flynn

Objectives:
VG pilot training

Results:
Objective achieved.

Flight: 115 / PF01
Date: 29 Apr 13
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Maisler

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
Objective complete.

Flight: 114 / CF01
Date: 12 Apr 13
Flight Time: 1.6 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Kalogiannis WK2 FTE: Glaser

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
Objective complete.

Flight: 113 / GF24
Date: 03 Apr 13
Flight Time: 1.7 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Alsbury WK2 FTE: Dugué

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
Objective complete.

Flight: 112
Date: 18 Mar 13
Flight Time: 2.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Alsbury WK2 FTE: Dugué

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency
Glide flight prep
Chase checkout

Results:
Objectives complete.

Flight: 111
Date: 14 Mar 13
Flight Time: 2.7 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Kalogiannis WK2 FTE: Sheryka

Objectives:
VG data collection
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objectives complete.

Flight: 110
Date: 11 Mar 13
Flight Time: 4 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Sanchez

Objectives:
Systems checkout
Airspeed calibration
WK2 fuel cooler data collection
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Objectives complete.

Flight: 109 / GF23
Date: 19 Dec 12
Flight Time: 1.6 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Colmer WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Lassen

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 108 / CC17
Date: 13 Dec 12
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Colmer WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Inks
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Alsbury

Objectives:
Glide flight rehearsal
RM2 preliminary systems checkout
WK2 fuel cooler data collection
FADS data collection

Results:
Objective complete.

Flight: 107
Date: 06 Dec 12
Flight Time: 1.7 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Colmer WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Penney

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 Experimental Authorization checkride

Results:
Objective complete. Congratulations to Keith Colmer!

Flight: 106
Date: 05 Dec 12
Flight Time: 2.4 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Colmer WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Lassen

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective complete.

Flight: 105
Date: 17 Nov 12
Flight Time: 1.9 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Penney

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 Experimental Authorization checkride

Results:
Objective complete. Congratulations to David Mackay for the first-ever FAA Experimental Authorization in WhiteKnightTwo!

Flight: 104
Date: 06 Nov 12
Flight Time: 1.7 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Colmer WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Withrow

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective complete.

Flight: 103
Date: 06 Nov 12
Flight Time: 2.2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Colmer WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Kalogiannis

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective complete.

Flight: 102
Date: 05 Nov 12
Flight Time: 2.2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Knupp

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency

Results:
Objective complete.

Flight: 101
Date: 04 Oct 12
Flight Time: 0.3 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Colmer WK2 FTE: Knupp

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency

Results:
Objectives incomplete due to comms equipment squawks. Aircraft returned safely to base.

Flight: 100
Date: 04 Oct 12
Flight Time: 1.7 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Siebold WK2 FTE: Glaser

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 99
Date: 02 Oct 12
Flight Time: 1.9 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Colmer WK2 FTE: Zeeb

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 98
Date: 02 Oct 12
Flight Time: 3.1 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Vannoy

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency
Gear cold soak evaluation

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 97
Date: 26 Sep 12
Flight Time: 2.3 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Persall

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 96
Date: 07 Sep 12
Flight Time: 2.7 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Moody

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency
Avionics check

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 95
Date: 05 Sep 12
Flight Time: 3.1 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Colmer WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Withrow

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency
Simulated engine out minimum control speed testing
Communication and radio navigation system performance testing

Results:
Static and dynamic Vmca test points completed at maximum continuous thrust at a build-up altitude. Long range VOR and communication performance successfully verified. ILS guidance and performance verified throughout the localizer coverage pattern.

Flight: 94
Date: 22 Aug 12
Flight Time: 1.3 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Maisler WK2 FTE: Bassett

Objectives:
Evaluate fuel ejector pump upgrade
Pilot proficiency

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: F93 / GF22
Date: 11 Aug 12
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Kalogiannis WK2 FTE: Inks

Objectives:
SS2 release mission
Pilot proficiency

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: F92 / GF21
Date: 07 Aug 12
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Binnie WK2 FTE: Reeder

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: F91 / GF20
Date: 02 Aug 12
Flight Time: 1.6 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Bassett

Objectives:
SS2 release mission
Evaluate horizontal tail thermal protection

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 90 / GF19
Date: 18 Jul 12
Flight Time: 2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Maisler WK2 FTE: Seguin

Objectives:
SS2 release mission
Fly a no-guidance SS2 approach
CoPilot training

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 89 / CC16
Date: 16 Jul 12
Flight Time: 1.7 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Maisler WK2 FTE: Knupp
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Nichols

Objectives:
SS2 release mission
CoPilot training

Results:
Due to out of limit winds, conducted simulated mission.

Flight: 88 / GF18
Date: 29 Jun 12
Flight Time 1.1 hr    
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Glaser

Objectives:
SS2 release mission
GF crew mission practice

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 87 / GF17
Date: 26 Jun 12
Flight Time: 1.8 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Morgan

Objectives:
SS2 release mission
GF crew mission practice

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 86
Date: 21 Jun 12
Flight Time: 2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Colmer WK2 FTE: Tighe

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency and joint SS2 GF pilot proficiency
Fuel Systems testing

Results:
System testing complete and multiple simulated SS2 approaches flown.

Flight: 85
Date: 15 Jun 12
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Mackay WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Vannoy

Objectives:
Virgin Galactic WK2 pilot proficiency and joint SS2 GF pilot proficiency

Results:
Conducted multiple instrument approaches and touch and goes at multiple airports.

Flight: 84
Date: 12 Jun 12
Flight Time: 2.2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Colmer WK2 FTE: Zeeb

Objectives:
Pilot familiarization
Cold soak gear behavior
Fuel inlet temps
Dump valve evaluation

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 83 / CC15
Date: 08 Jun 12
Flight Time: 2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Morgan
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Alsbury    

Objectives:
Rehearsal for glide flight
Damper system bypass mode evaluation
New stabilizer controller checkout
New MFD software checkout
New DAU checkout
WK2 landing gear cold soak

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 82
Date: 02 Jun 12
Flight Time: 1 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Alsbury WK2 FTE: Verderame

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 81
Date: 02 Jun 12
Flight Time: 1 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Verderame

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency
Spoil flap evaluation
Cold soak gear extension retraction
CoPilot brake evaluation

Results:
All objectives achieved

Flight: 80
Date: 16 May 12
Flight Time: 0.8 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Colmer WK2 FTE: Inks

Objectives:
Pilot familiarization
Cold soak gear extension retraction
Dump valve evaluation

Results:
Primary objectives achieved. Early return due to increasing surface winds.

Flight: 79
Date: 12 Apr 12
Flight Time: 2.9 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Siebold WK2 FTE: Glaser

Objectives:
Fuel cooler testing
Cold soak gear extension retraction
Pilot proficiency

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 77 - 78
Date: 06 Dec 11
Flight Time: 4.6 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Glaser

Objectives:
Cold soak gear extension retraction
Pilot proficiency

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 76 / CC14
Date: 19 Oct 11
Flight Time: 3.2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Nichols
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Binnie SS2 FTE: Tighe

Objectives:
SS2 systems cold soak testing
SS2 cabin environmental testing
Pilot Proficiency

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 75 / CC14
Date: 17 Oct 11
Flight Time: 0.3 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Nichols

Objectives:
Spaceport America demonstration

Results:
Successful demonstration.

Flight: 74 / CC13
Date: 16 Oct 11
Flight Time: 2.8 hr        
WK Pilot: Stucky WK CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Nichols
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Binnie SS2 FTE: Tighe

Objectives:
SS2 systems cold soak testing
SS2 3rd seat evaluation
Spaceport America operations and facility evaluation

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 73 / GF16
Date: 29 Sep 11
Flight Time: 1.7 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Knupp

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 72
Date: 31 Aug 11
Flight Time: 3.1 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Mackay WK2 FTE: Tighe
GS Crew: Stucky, Glaser, Persall, Reid, Inks

Objectives:
Continued engine fuel inlet cooler performance testing at additional altitudes
Flutter data repeatability at high altitude
Anti-skid operational check and data collection
Micro g parabola profile refinement and pilot proficiency
High altitude gear extension
Pilot proficiency/New pilot checkout

Results:
All objectives achieved. Better engine fuel inlet cooler performance. Three micro g parabolas executed. Excellent performance from new pilot.

Flight: 71
Date: 18 Aug 11
Flight Time: 3.2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Reid
GS Crew: Tighe, Glaser, Persall, Siebold, Inks

Objectives:
Continued engine fuel inlet cooler performance testing at additional altitudes
Flutter data collection at high altitude
Anti-skid operational check and data collection
Micro g parabola profile refinement and pilot proficiency
SS2 pylon release mechanism test fire at low temperatures

Results:
All objectives achieved. Engine fuel inlet cooler will receive continued refinement. Anti-skid operated as expected. 6 micro g parabolas executed. SS2 pylon release mechanism functioned properly at low temperatures.

Flight: 70
Date: 17 Aug 11
Flight Time: 1.1 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Inks
GS Crew: Tighe

Objectives:
Landing gear functional check
Engine fuel inlet cooler performance testing
Micro g parabola investigation
Medium speed anti-skid operational check and data collection

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 69
Date: 11 Aug 11
Flight Time: 2.1 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Reid
GS Crew: Tighe, Glaser, Persall, Siebold, Inks

Objectives:
Engine fuel inlet cooler performance testing
Flutter susceptibility data collection
Anti-Skid operational check and data collection

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 68 / GF15
Date: 27 Jun 11
Flight Time: 1.9 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Alsbury WK2 FTE: Seguin
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Binnie    

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
All objectives met.

Flight: 67 / GF14
Date: 23 Jun 11
Flight Time: 1.6 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Binnie WK2 FTE: Maisler
SS2 Pilot: Stucky SS2 CoPilot: Nichols    

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
All objectives met.

Flight: 66 / GF13
Date: 21 Jun 11
Flight Time: 1.5 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Kalogiannis WK2 FTE: Seguin
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Nichols    

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
All objectives met.

Flight: 65 / GF12
Date: 15 Jun 11
Flight Time: 1.9 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Kalogiannis WK2 FTE: Persall
SS2 Pilot: Stucky SS2 CoPilot: Nichols    

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
All objectives met.

Flight: 64 / GF11
Date: 14 Jun 11
Flight Time: 1.2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Binnie WK2 FTE: M. Stinemetze
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Shane

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
All objectives met.

Flight: 63
Date: 10 Jun 11
Flight Time: 0.2 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Inks

Objectives:
Full-pedal maximum pilot effort anti-skid braking demonstration from a maximum gross weight landing.

Results:
This flight was a very successful culmination of the previous days' ground and taxi tests that verified the functionality of the anti-skid system. The system functioned as designed without any wheel lock-ups or flattened tires.

Flight: 62 / CC12
Date: 09 Jun 11
Flight Time: 1.4 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Binnie WK2 FTE: Seguin
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Shane    

Objectives:
Continued flutter susceptibility envelope expansion

Results:
Flight terminated due to abnormal release system behavior. Post flight inspection revealed the cause and confirmed the system will stay in a safe state throughout the flight.

Flight: 61 / GF10
Date: 25 May 11
Flight Time: 1.83 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Kalogiannis WK2 FTE: Reid
SS2 Pilot: Stucky SS2 CoPilot: Binnie    

Objectives:
Launch space ship above 50,000 feet and then perform as high chase

Results:
All objectives met.

Flight: 60 / GF09
Date: 19 May 11
Flight Time: 1.38 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Knupp WK2 FTE: M. Stinemetze
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Binnie    

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 59 / GF08
Date: 10 May 11
Flight Time: 1.42 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Binnie WK2 FTE: M. Stinemetze
SS2 Pilot: Stucky SS2 CoPilot: Shane    

Objectives:
SS2 release mission
SS2 photo/safety chase

Results:
All objectives met.

Flight: 58 / GF07
Date: 04 May 11
Flight Time: 2.03 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Maisler WK2 FTE: Inks
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Nichols    

Objectives:
SS2 release mission
SS2 photo/safety chase

Results:
All objectives met.

Flight: 57 / GF06
Date: 27 Apr 11
Flight Time: 1.26 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Persall
SS2 Pilot: Stucky SS2 CoPilot: Alsbury    

Objectives:
SS2 release mission

Results:
All objectives met.

Flight: 56 / GF05
Date: 22 Apr 11
Flight Time: 1.4 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Kalogiannis WK2 FTE: Inks
SS2 Pilot: Siebold SS2 CoPilot: Shane

Objectives:
ECS evaluation

Results:
All objectives achieved.

Flight: 55 / CC11
Date: 14 Apr 11
Flight Time: 3.67 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Maisler WK2 FTE: Tighe
SS2 Pilot: Stucky SS2 CoPilot: Kalogiannis
GS Crew: Persall

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency
Photo chase
SS2 systems checkouts

Results:
Great pictures and successful systems tests.

Flight: 54
Date: 11 Apr 11
Flight Time: 1.76 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Shane WK2 FTE: J. Stinemetze
GS Crew: Tighe

Objectives:
Pilot proficiency
Brake energy test

Results:
9 approaches flown. All objectives achieved.

Flight: 53 / CC10
Date: 07 Apr 11
Flight Time: 1.35 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Alsbury WK2 FTE: Maisler
GS Crew: Tighe

Objectives:
Speed-power
Return from SFO Terminal 2 grand opening event

Results:
WK2 and SS2 returned home to Mojave Air and Space Port.

Flight: 52 / CC09
Date: 06 Apr 11
Flight Time: 2.83 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Alsbury WK2 FTE: Maisler
GS Crew: Tighe

Objectives:
Rudder trim evaluation
Formation flight with Virgin America A320 over the Golden Gate bridge
SFO Terminal 2 grand opening event

Results:
The Virgin America A320 and WK2 flew in formation with photo chase over the Golden Gate bridge and performed simultaneous landings on runways 28L and 28R at SFO.

Flight: 51
Date: 30 Mar 11
Flight Time: 1.7 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Siebold WK2 CoPilot: Stucky WK2 FTE: Inks
GS Crew: Tighe

Objectives:
Gear modifications evaluation
GF05 simulated SS2 descent
Pilot proficiency

Results:
All objectives achieved. Multiple ILS approaches flown at surrounding airports. Multiple SS2 approaches flown for proficiency.

Flight: 50
Date: 30 Mar 11
Flight Time: 3.25 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Maisler WK2 FTE: Inks
GS Crew: Binnie, Tighe, Morgan, Kelley, Persall, Reid

Objectives:
Gear modifications evaluation
GF05 simulated SS2 descent
Pilot proficiency
ECS and payload bleed evaluation
INS air align evaluation

Results:
All objectives achieved. Gear modifications successfully tested with 15 cycles at various speeds and altitude. Multiple ILS approaches flown at surrounding airports. Multiple SS2 approaches flown for proficiency.

Flight: 49 / 05GC (CC08)
Date: 15 Feb 11
Flight Time: 1.83 hr        
WK2 Pilot: Stucky WK2 CoPilot: Nichols WK2 FTE: Inks
SS2 Pilot Siebold SS2 CoPilot Alsbury
GS Crew: Binnie, Tighe, Bassett, Verderame, Maisler, Kelley, Reid, Zeitlin, Knupp, Cassebeer

Objectives:
Clean release
Expand flutter envelope
Weight expansion
Pilot proficiency

Results:
Due to deteriorating weather, conducted simulated mission and systems testing.

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