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First Flight

August 29, 1983

The first scaled Scaled prototype

Beech Aircraft Corporation reached out to Scaled to design, build, and test their Next Generation Business Aircraft (NGBA). Beech required performance and flying qualities data in a short period of time to support their production go-ahead decision. In order to get test results faster to inform on the design, Scaled built an 85% scaled version of the full-sized design. This demonstrator was fabricated in 9 months, and flew the first 100 flight test hours in 35 days.

Services utilized on Starship

Starship captured my imagination when it first flew years ago. It drew me to Scaled, and I still am enchanted by the vehicle today.

Ben Diachun