SIKORSKY TEST PILOT Rus Stiles and Boeing test pilot Bob Gradle, were at the controls for the maiden flight of the Boeing/Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche next-generation attack and reconnaissance helicopter. The flight took place on 4 January from Sikorsky's flight test centre in West Palm Beach, Florida. A second prototype - fitted with the reconnaissance mission equipment package - is scheduled to be flown in September 1998.

Source: Flight International