First flight of the first protoype (EDM-1) for the CH-53K Type series

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - Sikorsky Flight Development Center, West Palm Beach, United States of America

 

Description

The first flight of the next generation variant of the CH-53 series of aircraft.

First flight was carried at Sikorsky's West Palm Beach development facility by aircraft EDM-1.

A description of the design and development history for the CH-53K is provided in the Wikipedia entry.

Source: Testing Kings, VERTIFLITE January/February 2016, Page 18

 

Aircraft related to this milestone
Sikorsky CH-53K (Prototype EDM-1) King Stallion