Aug 12,2022 _ Inside Scaled
Scaled Composites celebrates 40th Anniversary
Scaled Composites celebrates 40 years as a fast-paced aerospace research company generating one-of-a-kind, proof-of-concept, and record setting aircraft.
During the summer of 1982, Burt Rutan, Pat Storch, and Herb Iverson came up with an idea – to form a company to build and test conceptual and research aircraft and scaled down prototypes, and on August 12, they broke ground on a hangar to house this new company in: Scaled Composites: Advanced Link to Efficient Design (SCALED). Since that day in 1982, Scaled has designed, built, and tested unique aircraft of all shapes, sizes, and performance goals.
No day is the same at Scaled, and our history of projects shows this – we’ve created everything from small 5 pound UAVs, altitude world-record holding aircraft, the first privately funded manned spacecraft, and even the world’s largest wingspan aircraft. We’re a company that gets to try out and prove ideas that our customers bring us – and whether those proven ideas end up in a museum, flying a variety of missions long past the initial mission design, or operated by a customer – we get the enjoyment of knowing that we made it possible.