Tom and Sharon
Poberezny, along with a group of EAAers and members of the Scaled
Composites team, in front of WhiteKnightTwo, which will make its
public debut this summer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009.
While in Southern California last week, EAA
President/Chairman Tom Poberezny visited Scaled Composites in Mojave where
he and a group of EAA members had the opportunity to see WhiteKnightTwo,
the "Mothership" that will carry SpaceShipTwo tourists to
"I have seen photos of WhiteKnightTwo
, but after seeing it personally, it was larger and more dramatic than I
ever imagined," Poberezny said. "It exceeded my expectations!
Photos can't share the impact and emotion you feel when you see
Poberezny and the group received a briefing
from Scaled founder Burt Rutan and the Scaled team on the aircraft's
progress, as well as that of the space vehicle, SpaceShipTwo.
"After learning more about
WhiteKnightTwo, we all left extremely excited about the opportunity EAAers
will have when it arrives at Oshkosh in July," he said.
WhiteKnightTwo will kick off the afternoon air show on Opening Day Monday,
July 27, and then be on display throughout the week before departing on
Saturday, August 1.
"The entire Scaled Composite team is
excited about the opportunity to come and share their vision for the
future with EAA members," Poberezny said. "We are extremely
grateful to Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites for selecting Oshkosh
for this historic public unveiling."