First flight of the prototype (XH-40) of the Bell UH-1 Type series

Monday, October 22, 1956 - Bell facility, Fort Worth, TX, United States of America



The XH-40 was the prototype for the UH-1 Iroquois. Floyd Carlson was the pilot for the first flight. The aircraft is now on display at the US Army Aviation Museum in Fort Rucker, AL.

Note: Some other sources give the first flight date as October 20, 1956

Source: Bell UH-1H Iroquois "Huey" Smokey III (long description), Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Aircraft related to this milestone
Bell Model XH-40


Related biographies
Floyd Carlson