From the Wires
Rocket Racing League Marks Historic Milestone in Earning Experimental Exhibition Certificate From the FAA for a Rocket Powered Airplane at Over 20 Venues in U.S.
By: PR Newswire
Oct. 14, 2008 12:00 PM
The DKNY Bridenstine Rocket Racer vehicle, built on a Velocity Aircraft airframe and equipped with liquid oxygen (LOX) & alcohol engines manufactured by Armadillo Aerospace, was used in test flights to demonstrate the Rocket Racer's stability, safety, performance and reliability to the FAA.
"I would like to personally thank the FAA for their assistance through this process," said Granger Whitelaw, Rocket Racing League Chief Executive Officer. "This historic moment was built upon the unprecedented cooperation between our company, Armadillo Aerospace, and the FAA. The League will now move forward with solidifying venues for its 2009 Exhibition season and be on course for the official race season in 2010."
The league plans to work with show, airport and local FAA authorities to select 8 venues from the more than 20 that have been approved by the FAA. To date the venues approved by the FAA for the Rocket Racers include: National Championship Air Races and Air Show,
Videos and photographs of the Rocket Racer test flights are available for download and viewing at the following FTP site:
NOTE: You will need an FTP Client Program to access site
For more information or to find a schedule of future Rocket Racing League events, visit www.RocketRacingLeague.com.
About The Rocket Racing League
Founded in 2005 by two-time
About Armadillo Aerospace
Armadillo Aerospace is a leading developer of reusable rocket powered vehicles. Armadillo focuses on VTVL (vertical takeoff, vertical landing) suborbital research and passenger flights, with an eye towards eventual paths to orbit. Founded in 2000, Armadillo has an unequaled experience base with over one hundred flight tests spread over a dozen different vehicles, with work done for NASA and the Air Force, and flown vehicles at every X-Prize Cup event. Armadillo performed the very first flight under the new FAA/AST experimental permit regulatory regime, and has made over an additional half dozen permitted flights since then, all fully insured and observed by on-site AST personnel.
Media Contact Paul Fusco Rocket Racing League (212) 204-9217 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Rocket Racing, Inc.
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