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He Designed SpaceShipOne, And This Is What He's Working On Now

Burt Rutan is the most famous aircraft designer of the modern era. From Voyager, the first plane to fly around the world without stopping or refueling, to Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipOne, Burt's known for designing light, strong, unusual-looking, and energy efficient aircraft. And better yet, after 367 concepts and 45 flying aircraft, he's still at it.

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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