First flight of the de Bothezat 1922 helicopter

Monday, December 18, 1922 - McCook Field, Dayton OH, United States of America



Piloted by Major T H Bane. The duration of the flight was 1 min 42 secs and reached a height of about 6 ft.

To see a video of the de Bothezat helicopter in flight click on this link.

(Source: History of Air Force Development of Rotary Wing Aircraft, Journal of The American Helicopter Society, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1956, Page 78)


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