First flight of LTV XC-142A tilt wing/deflected slipstream VTOL aircraft

Tuesday, September 29, 1964



The first flight was in conventional flight mode. Pilots were Vought CTP John Konrad and Senior Experimental Test Pilot Stuart Madison. The aircraft achieved a first vertical flight on Dec 29, 1964 (see LTV advert in Aviation Week & Space Technology, January 25, 1965, Page 27). The aircraft subsequently completed a complete transition from vertical take-off to forward flight and vertical landing on January 11, 1965.

Source: 'XC-142 Makes Conventional First Flight', Aviation Week & Space Technology, October 12, 1964, Page 18


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LTV XC-142A Tri-Service