STRATOLAUNCHER’S “Roc”, THE LARGEST AIRCRAFT EVER FLOWN, COMPLETED ITS THIRD TEST FLIGHT ON SUNDAY JANUARY 16, 2022.

***NOTICE and DISCLOSURE: The top lead photograph was sourced from Stratolauncher and FLYING Magazine: https://flyingmag.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/flyingma/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/16191942/strato6.jpg

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First reported by FLYING Magazine‘s on staff reporter Thom Patterson “on – site” report,the Stratolauncher Roc completed its first flight of 2022 on Sunday January 16.

The above photograph was sourced from Stratolauncher and FLYING Magazine: https://flyingmag.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/flyingma/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/17114128/flight-deck-banking-copy.jpg

Stratolauncher was conceived and founded by billionaire and Microsoft Co-Founder Paul G. Allen. Notably, Mr. Allen was the owner of both the National Basketball Association (N.B.A.) Portland Trailblazers and the National Football League (N.F.L.) Seattle Seahawks. Mr. Allen succumbed to a lifelong war with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer at the age of sixty-five (65). Mr. Allen’s sister Jody Allen has been bequeathed control of Stratolauncher, the Portland Trailblazers, the Seattle Seahawks, and all viable residual businesses previously under Mr. Allen’s jurisdictional control.

The Stratolauncher Roc is uniquely, and one of a kind, powered by six (6) Boeing 747 engines and has two cockpits. The purpose of the aircraft is to launch Piggy Backing and hauled vehicles from the inner section of the aircraft for airborne release and immediate hypersonic flight. The usage of the “Roc” aircraft is termed/identified as the “carrier” vehicle in the system. The Stratolaunch TalonA is a flexible, high-speed testbed built for hypersonic research, experiments, and enabling operational missions.”

The test flightthe third in the planes historywas wheels up at 8:47 a.m. PT on the 12,500-foot Runway 30 at Californias Mojave Air & Space Port (KMHV). On the flight deck in the right fuselage: pilots Evan Thomas and Mark Giddings, as well as flight engineer Jake Riley,” according to Patterson (2022).

A Video Of The Entire Flight:

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