The teams in Mojave have started 2015 at pace with work on our second SpaceShipTwo making good progress. As we look forward to its completion and the return to test flight, we are continuing to build the team in areas required to ensure we are in optimal shape to complete testing and move into commercial operations.
With that in mind, we are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mark ‘Forger’ Stucky into our pilot corps. Many of you may recognise Forger from his tenure at Scaled Composite, where he flew the majority of SpaceShipTwo’s test flights and was also pilot in command for our first rocket powered test flight. Forger brings all that valuable hands on experience with our fleet of vehicles over to Virgin Galactic, having served in a number of roles in the development program at Scaled Composites, ranging from engineering test pilot for both vehicles to technical adviser, design engineer, instructor pilot, project pilot and mentor.