Thursday, June 14, 2018

Large Unmanned NASA Aircraft Flies Solo

Ikhana Flies in Public Airspace Without Chase Plane for First Time
NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft performs flight tests in preparation to fly in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft. On June 12, 2018, NASA successfully flew the historic flight.

The flight will help to move the United States one step closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in the airspace used by commercial and private pilots. The Ikhana aircraft is based at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.

Credit: NASA/Armstrong Flight Research Center
Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds
Release Date: June 14, 2018


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