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“Iven Kincheloe Award”
Test Pilot Wins Kincheloe Award for Stratolaunch Maiden Flight
Stratolaunch takes off. (Credit: Stratolaunch)

MOJAVE, Calif. (Scaled Composites PR) — During the annual Society of Experimental Test Pilots symposium this past weekend, test pilot Evan “Ivan” Thomas was awarded the Kincheloe award for the execution of the initial test program and first flight of the Scaled Model 351, Stratolaunch.

In addition, the Stratolaunch first flight crew – Evan “Ivan” Thomas, Chris “Duff” Guarente, and Jake Riley – were awarded the Tenhoff award or the most outstanding technical paper that was presented during the event.

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  • October 1, 2019
Scaled Composites Pilot Wins Prestigious Kincheloe Award

Prospero “Paco” Uybarreta joined Scaled in July 2015 as a Test Pilot. Paco is a former US Air Force, Indian Air Force Exchange, and Bombardier Aerospace instructor and test pilot with 4,200 hours in 35 different aircraft types. During the 59th Annual Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) Symposium on September 26, 2015, Paco was honored to receive the prestigious Iven C. Kincheloe Award for outstanding conduct as a test […]

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  • October 8, 2015