Burt Rutan Launches New Website
August 8, 2012 - Retired aerospace icon Burt Rutan has launched a website, www.BurtRutan.com, including details of his career, awards, hobbies, and the development of many of his aircraft designs. "Three years ago I managed to get possession of the domain name titled burtrutan," he wrote in an e-mail to EAA. "I posted a notice that it was 'under construction,' planning to populate it whenever I got some time."
Since retiring at the end of March 2011, he's found the time, and with the help of his son, Jeff, got the site up and running. Calling it "a work in progress," Rutan will continuously update the site with a "treasure trove of photographs" and considerable autobiographical information. "A lot of information that is not available anywhere else," he said.
He will also likely use the site to publish his bio, he said. "One chapter at a time, rather than publish a paper book that gets obsolete as soon as the first mistakes are discovered."
The site will also have links to outside resources, such as interviews and miscellaneous publications.