First FAA certification of an unmanned VTOL aircraft (Bell TR198 Eagle Eye)

Monday, December 5, 2005



This was a certificate of airworthiness for experimental flight-testing from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It was the world's first certification of an unmanned VTOL aircraft. The Eagle Eye is a tilt rotor type of aircraft.

Source: "Bell Makes First Flight With New Eagle Eye Demonstrator", Mike Hirschberg, VERTIFLITE Spring 2006, Pages 14-17


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