BA609 – Test Flight
Photo Reportage for The First Flight Test Of BA609 on the Italian Alps.
Today 07.03.2008 in Italy it was the first flight test of AgustaWestland AW609 (or BA609), a twin-engined tiltrotor VTOL aircraft. It is capable of landing vertically like a helicopter while having a range and speed in excess of conventional rotorcraft. We flanked in flight on board of a Citation Jet, throughout the test flight lasted a few hours.
Pilot and photographer: Sergio Mazzero.
Assistant: Matteo Mazzero.
Location: Over the Alps, IT.