WhiteKnightTwo Flight 10 Log

WhiteKnightTwo
WhiteKnightTwo

Scaled Composites Flight Log

Flight: 10
Date:
19 June 09
Flight Time:
6 hours (planned)
Pilot:
Siebold
Copilot: Nichols
FTE: None

Objectives:

To evaluate performance, stability and control, and cold soak effects on 1st long cross country. Flyby at Spaceport America as able.

Results:

En route testing above 40,000 feet was uneventful. During the descent toward the Spaceport America groundbreaking we experienced a failure of a speedbrake actuator. Based on facilities available and logistics for our ground crew, the pilots elected to make a precautionary landing at Williams Gateway airport near Phoenix. Our ground crew is on site and we hope to return to Mojave either this afternoon or tomorrow morning.