Enstrom resumes flight testing on TH-180
June 1, 2016 By Enstrom
Enstrom resumed flight testing of the TH-180 last week with the second prototype, Helicopter N181TH.
The TH-180 took to the air under control of Enstrom test pilot and Senior Technical Fellow, William Taylor. Taylor took the aircraft through a standard production-type acceptance, including all the hover and forward flight checks such as tracking and rigging checks. “It flies great.” said Taylor, “Now we can resume certification. The market needs a robust, forgiving trainer.”
Enstrom’s third TH-180 flight test vehicle is in production with completion expected this summer. With two aircraft flying, Enstrom is focused on an accelerated certification flight test schedule.