General articles on Burt Rutan, R.A.F. or Scaled Composites

  • Canards – Design with Care (Flight International, February 23, 1985)
  • Burt Rutan – A Profile (Flying, February 1989)
  • Der Überflieger (Flug-Revue, February 1989)
  • The Aero Club of Northern California – 1989 Award Winner Elbert (Burt) L. Rutan (1989)
  • Des couacs chez les canards (date and source unknown)
  • Biographical sketch for Burt Rutan (Royce Carlton)
  • A great sense of the nonsensical (Gazett, November 16, 2000)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year (Inc. Magazine, January 2005)
  • Engineering simple solutions to complex problems (The Space Review, August 8, 2005)
  • Burt Rutan Helps to Spread Wings (Airport Journal, December 2005)
  • Burt Rutan Takes Us to the Stars (R & D Magazine, Reed Business Information, 2006)
  • Craftmanship and modeling played an important part in the life of this hero of aviation development (Model Aviation, 2006)
  • The Unconventional Burt Rutan (HistoryNet, no date)
  • Northrop's 'Scaled Works' (The Woracle -, July 22, 2007)
  • ACSA Chairperson's politely critical opinion of Rutan and Branson Space Flight designs (ACSA Advances Magazine, January 22, 2008)
  • Burt Rutan Steps Down as President of Scaled Composites (EAA News, no date)
  • Blast at California Spaceport Kills 3 (US news - Life -, no date)
  • It takes a rocket scientist to move to Coeur d'Alene (, November 17, 2010)
  • Major gathering of Rutan-designed aircraft for Burt Rutan Tribute at EAA AirVenture 2011 (Indy Transponder, December 8, 2010)
  • excerpt from 'The Blame Game' (2011)
  • Burt Rutan's boat-plane retirement project (New Scientist, November 15, 2011)
  • Burt Rutan Icon of Homebuilding… And Space Travel (Perspectives on Homebuilding - Aircraft Spruce, March 2012)

Burt Rutan interviews

  • Burt Rutan on Scaled Composites, Inc. (Sport Aviation, April 1983)
  • National Model Aviation Museum Archives interview with Joe Godfrey (AMA, 1987)
  • Profiles - a series of conversations about lives enriched by flying conducted by Joe Godfrey (February 2000)
  • Talking with Burt Rutan (Air & Space Magazine, 2004)
  • A few minutes with Burt Rutan (AMA, 2006)
  • Craftmanship and modeling played an important part (Model Aviation Online, March 2007)
  • Burt Rutan sets the record straight (Flighglobal, February 26, 2010)
  • Burt Rutan Explains Why Space Tourism Matters (Technology Review, March 3, 2010)
  • Spaceship guru roasts his rivals (New Space Race -, 2011)

Burt Rutan speeches & writings

  • California State Polytechnic University Commencement address by Burt Rutan (June 13, 1987)
  • Burt Rutan Intro for John Alexander’s “UFOs Myths, Conspiracies, and Realities”

Articles on specific aircraft types or projects

  • Burt Rutan's Boomerang - Safety Through Asymmetry (Autopia -
  • Rutan talks about how it all began and what lies ahead (
  • Spaceport to rise in California desert (, May 24, 2004)
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