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AUTHOR: Paul Sadler
Bell’s 525 Relentless flies
Bell Helicopters’ fly-by-wire 525 Relentless made its first flight on July 1 from the company’s assembly centre in Amarillo, Texas, about six months later than planned due in part due to supply chain issues.
The 525’s first flight test started with a taxi test and ground manoeuvring before lifting off into a hover. Airborne, N525TA performed various hover manoeuvres and tested its low speed handling qualities with winds gusting to 20kt.
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