First flight of the first helicopter of indigenous Chinese design (CJC-3)

Wednesday, June 10, 1953



The aircraft, a tandem rotor, was the successful outcome from a number of earlier helicopter developments led by General Chia-Jen Chu. The flight was an out of ground effect hover.

Source: "First Chinese Tandem Helicopter Designed by Major General Chu Chia-Jen of ROCAF", Jacques Virasak, Paper Presented at the American Helicopter Society 72nd Annual National Forum, May 19 2016


Source: "Republic of China Air Force Helicopters", Jacques Virasak, VFS web page, Last accessed Feb19, 2019


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