Galactic today announced the appointment of two new pilots into
Pilot Corps, bringing the total number of pilots to eight.
Janjua and Patrick Moran will be based at Spaceport America, New Mexico,
join the Virgin Galactic team as preparations for commercial service
will embark on an
training program before flying SpaceShipTwo. In addition to the
the pilots will also train to fly the carrier aircraft, VMS
VMS Eve provides a way for the pilots to fly simulated parts of the
flight trajectory, gaining valuable hands-on training. Other
for the pilots will include flying other company support aircraft,
mission control, flight planning, and support various detailed engineering
project roles across the company.
Jameel and Patrick will initially operate in a test pilot capacity, they,
with the rest of the Pilot Corps, will ultimately become the world’s
commercial Spaceship Pilots, flying Future Astronauts on their
journey into space and back.
Virgin Galactic Pilots
an essential role in the flight experience of our Future
The pilots will join the Future Astronauts at various points
their training program, helping emphasize and provide details about various
elements of their upcoming spaceflight. All pilots are
of the Virgin Galactic brand and will work to provide Future
Jameel and Patrick
a wealth of aircraft flight and flight test experience; they were picked
a small group of specialized pilots who meet the strict criteria needed to
considered for the role of a Virgin Galactic Pilot.
Virgin Galactic Hires Two New Pilots into its
Astronauts with an out of this world adventure.