Black Sky Training sends the following renouncement:
Oviedo, FL – Black Sky Training announced today that it has begun to build its rocket powered flight trainer. After 6 years in development, BST’s pilot training course for rocket powered flight has been reviewed by the FAA and is now awaiting the prototype, and airworthiness certification to allow BST to receive a required Letter Of Deviation Authority. The LODA will allow BST to train student pilots for flight on board a rocket powered aircraft. The vehicle combined with an approved TCO is the linchpin in a rocket powered type rating.
George Tyson, CEO of BST stated, “… this is a banner day for space flight training. This training program will insure that all of the pilots flying to space will receive training of the highest caliber that meets or exceeds the rigorous training that we demand for our commercial pilots.”
BST spokesman David Allen told the gathering at BST’s California office that they have already signed contracts for the building of the first of 3 different training vehicles. Completion of these vehicles including the certification flights, are scheduled for this time next year. “We at Black Sky Training are excited about the ...