VHA Conducts Baseline Testing, Gets Ready for 206 Main Blade Flight Tests

The VHA test helicopter conducts baseline sling load testing with a 500lb load, November 2014.

VHA engineering and flight test personnel began baseline testing in October 2014 in preparation for 206B main rotor blade flight tests. Involving a series of maneuvers at different speeds and configurations, the baseline testing allows the test engineers to obtain a set of data for a particular helicopter fitted with specific equipment. The baseline data can be used to compare with data obtained during flight testing of the new components.