First flight of the Sud-Ouest SO.1310 “Farfadet” (Elf) Compound Gyrodyne

Wednesday, April 29, 1953



The first flight was in helicopter mode piloted by Jean Dabos. The aircraft first flew as a compound helicopter on Dec 02, 1953.

Source: "Hybrid Helicopters: Compounding the Quest for Speed", Robb, Raymond L., Vertiflite, Summer 2006, Published by AHS International, Page 38


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