Bell XV-15 completes its last research flight

Friday, July 11, 2003

 

Description

The flight test program lasted 26 years in total, starting in 1977. Ship 2 (N703NA) was ferried to the Udvar Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum from 10-16 Sep 2003, where it is now on permanent display.

 

To see a video of the XV-15 in flight please follow this link (video courtesy of NASA.gov).

 

Source: "The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft : From Concept to Flight", M. Maisel, et al, Monographs in Aerospace History #17, NASA SP-2000-4517, Page 153

 

Aircraft related to this milestone
Bell XV-15 TRRA

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