aviation innovators return with aircraft, extensive forums schedule
AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 1, 2017) — Scaled Composites of
Mojave, California, a historic name for aircraft and spacecraft appearing at
Oshkosh for more than four decades, is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2017 with
aircraft, an extensive forums schedule, and opportunities for those who are
seeking to be part of next-generation innovations.
65th annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) fly-in convention is July
24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
is known for its Burt Rutan-founded legacy with projects such as Voyager,
Boomerang, SpaceShipOne, and others over the past 40 years, its return to
Oshkosh in 2017 is focusing on future goals and projects that encompass both
aviation and space. Those projects include the massive Stratolaunch
aircraft that was rolled out of its hangar for the first time on May 31.
Composites is linked to EAA and Oshkosh as few other companies are, and we
welcome them back to the flightline,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of
communities and member benefits who coordinates AirVenture features and
attractions. “As notable as its legacy is, it is Scaled’s future projects that
tie perfectly with the innovation and forward thinking that are always a part
of EAA AirVenture.”
Composites will have a full exhibit in the forums area, as well as more than 30
scheduled forums by its engineers, technicians, and leaders throughout the
week. Along with that, Scaled’s unique high-altitude Proteus aircraft
that first appeared at Oshkosh in 1999 will return. The company will also be
talking with those interested in joining Scaled as it develops the latest
concepts that are part of its future.
always been a company focused on discovery and pushing limits,” said Bob
Withrow, Vice President of Engineering at Scaled Composites. “We are looking
for folks who are passionate, creative, and love to be challenged. There is no
better place than Oshkosh to re-introduce ourselves to those who know us from
our incredible legacy, and to connect with those who want to be a part of the
next big thing.”
exact schedule of Scaled Composites forums and activities will be announced as
it is finalized in the coming weeks.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
AirVenture Oshkosh is the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s
yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including
advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.eaa.org/airventure. EAA members receive lowest prices on
admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call
1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is
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Composites was founded by Burt Rutan in 1983 in Mojave, California. Scaled is a
specialty composites company focusing on designing, building, and testing proof-of-concept
demonstrators and prototype aircraft. For more information about Scaled, visit www.scaled.com or follow us on Twitter, IG, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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