SpaceShipTwo

SpaceShipTwo

SpaceShipTwo is the prototype for the world's first commercial manned spaceship, destined to take private astronauts into space and paving the way for space transportation.

WhiteKnightTwo

WhiteKnightTwo

Utilizing an open-architecture design and powered by four Pratt & Whitney turbofans, WhiteKnightTwo provides the high-altitude launch platform for SpaceShipTwo to achieve sub-orbital flight.

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer

Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer

This record-breaking, single-place, aviation marvel features two external booms flanking a center pod where the pilot sits, on top of which is the aircraft's powerhouse, a Williams turbofan jet engine.

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne

SpaceShipOne, the first private manned spacecraft, is a three-place, high-altitude research rocket, designed for sub-orbital flights at an altitude of 100 km and powered by a unique hybrid rocket motor.

White Knight

White Knight

Initially developed to provide a launch platform at 50,000 ft for SpaceShipOne, White Knight is a three-place, high-altitude, flexible and capable research aircraft.

Peter Siebold

Peter Siebold is an Aeronautical Engineer, Experimental Test Pilot, and Flight Test Engineer at Scaled Composites, LLC. Pete holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and has been working at Scaled since 1996. Pete is a Design Engineer specializing in Avionics and Data Acquisition Design and Development. He was responsible for the development of the Simulator, Avionics/Navigation System, and Ground Control System for the SpaceShipOne Program.

Flight Experience:

  • 17 years of flight experience
  • 2000 hours in 35 different fixed wing aircraft
  • Holds FAA Commercial ASEL, AMEL, Commercial Glider, instrument airplane certificates
  • Holds FAA Flight Instructor ASEL, AMEL, instrument airplane certificates
  • Member of the Aircraft Owners’ and Pilots’ Association
  • Member of Experimental Aircraft Association
  • Associate Member of The Society of Experimental Test Pilots
  • Participated in the flight testing of the following:
  • VisionAire Vantage Model 247 prototype
  • Proteus Model 281 prototype
  • Adam Model 309 prototype
  • Toyota TAA-1 prototype
  • Scaled Model 318 White Knight
  • Scaled Model 316 SpaceShipOne

Biography written during the time of the Tier One program.

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