Meet The Virgin Galactic Pilots

  • Jun 15, 2015 5:24pm GMT
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I have hung out with these guys and been to events with these guys, but I really enjoyed this video that shows them in pilot mode— doing training, pre-flight, briefings and debriefings. They are an amazing team. I can't wait to fly with them! Video includes more details on their background as well. Here is a taste:

Dave Mackay- Virgin Galactic's Chief Pilot and Former Royal Air Force Pilot.

Todd Ericson- Virgin Galactic Pilot and Vice President for Safety, former Air Force Test Pilot and F-16 pilot

Mike "Sooch" Masucci- Former Air Force Test Pilot with U-2 high altitude experience.

Mark "Forger" Stucky- Former Air Force Test Pilot with SR-71 high altitude experience and 3 powered flights of SpaceShipTwo while at Scaled Composites.

C. J. Sturckow- Former Space Shuttle Commander, veteran of 4 spaceflights to the International Space Station as well as a decorated Marine pilot.

Click on the video below to hear Dave Mackay talk about his team and see them in action: