First flight of the prototype (YUH-60A Black Hawk) of the Sikorsky H-60 Type series (and UTTAS competitor)

Thursday, October 17, 1974 - Sikorsky, Stratford, Connecticut, United States of America



First flight of the Sikorsky entry for the US Army UTTAS (Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System) competition. The aircraft registration was 73-21651.

The pilots were Dick Wright (Sikorsky Chief Test Pilot) and John Dixson (UTTAS Chief Test Pilot) (see  "Blackhawk: The Story of a World Class Helicopter", Ray D. Leoni, Published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-1-56347-918-2 - this information is reprinted by permission of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.).

The second prototype flew on Jan 21, 1975 after extensive modifications.

Source: "Sikorsky's UTTAS Flies", FLIGHT International, 25 October 1974


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Sikorsky YUH-60A


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James R. Wright