First flight of a NOTAR equipped helicopter

Thursday, December 17, 1981



The aircraft was a modified Hughes OH-6. The pilot was Hughes Helicopters Test Pilot Chuck Hench.

The United States Patent Office (USPTO) holds the original patent.

Note: The attached image only shows an aircraft of the type not the actual NOTAR equipped aircraft.

Source: Helicopter Flies without Tail Rotor, Flight International, 16 January 1982


Aircraft related to this milestone
Hughes OH-6A Cayuse