S-97 Raider makes first flight

The first flight of the S-97 Raider rigid coaxial rotor prototype at West Palm Beach, Florida. (Sikorsky)

Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider rigid coaxial rotor prototype made its first flight from the company's Development Flight Center at West Palm Beach, Florida, on May 22, testing the new design’s airworthiness in the low-speed flight environment. The S-97 program’s chief pilot Bill Fell and co-pilot Kevin Bredenbeck … [Read more...]