X-22A Tri-Service V/STOL Aircraft
Final progress rept. no. 73, Apr-Dec 1969
BELL AEROSPACE CO BUFFALO NY
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This report covers the nine-month period from 1 April 1969 through essential program completion 31 December 1969. Activities were highlighted with two major milestones in the second quarter of 1969, the final Military Pilot Evaluation MPE and the aircraft acceptance by NAVAIR. The remainder of the period represented effort completing final reports, the live storage of the X- 22A pending new contract flying, and the disassembly of Aircraft No. 1 for salvageable spare parts. During April, the Phase II final MPE Figure 1 took place. Following ground school training and cockpit checks, eleven flights totaling twelve hours were flown on six consecutive days with five military pilots flying the aircraft.
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