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WhiteKnightTwo at Oshkosh

This year I made the trip to Oshkosh for the EAA Airventure Airshow. One of the coolest planes I got to see there (and there were many nice planes) was the WhiteKnightTwo. The last time I was at Oshkosh, I was able to see Scaled Composites Boomerang which was an aerodynamic wonder. Looking at the WK2, the 2 fuselage approach reminded me of the Boomerang, but was different because of the symmetry of the plane. In looking for differences, the right fuselage had on extra exhaust on the upper outside in the back. I could not reason what this could be used for, but it was a difference. It also appeared that there was more visible wiring in the left fuselage presumably for instruments for flying.

Overall a fascinating aircraft especially if it allows for the start commercial space flight. I can’t wait to see it happen and the folks at Scaled have done some pretty remarkable things.