Success for first flight AG-50 light sport aircraft
New plane got off the ground for 12 minutes -VIDEO
First time can be never forgotten: at 8:38 am (local time) yesterday, Wednesday August 26, 2020, the Lingyan AG-50, the Chinese-made new generation light sports aircraft, took off. The maiden flight was highly anticipated and began from Zhangye Ganzhou Airport, ending twelve minutes later. Absolute debut was defined by all as a real success, first and foremost by the chief test driver of this aircraft, Huang Jie, according to whom there was no hitch and the various systems worked perfectly.
The mission was managed by Commander Gu Biao, who explained better what the future uses of the aircraft could be. The AG-50 will be used for the flights of the aeroclubs, but also by general aviation companies, private pilots and training schools. The characteristics are soon said. Aircraft tested for the first time in the Asian country has a weight of 650 kilos at take off, while the load reaches almost two and a half quintals. As for the range, however, it is 650 kilometers, with a maximum speed of 222 kilometers per hour. There were also orders on this inaugural day, as announced by Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the conglomerate of the former celestial empire active in the defense and aeronautics sectors.
The video below shows the first official flight:
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