langue en Bell - 03/05/2019

Bell Boeing V-22 Aerial Refueling Proof of Concept Flight

On August 29, a successful initial aerial demonstration of a MV-22, equipped with a roll-on, roll-off prototype refueling system, occurred with a F/A-18C/D Hornet in the skies above north Texas.

According to Chad Sparks, manager of V-22 Advanced Derivatives for Bell Helicopter, "The Hornet flew within 30 feet of the MV-22's drogue chute in a lateral offset position during the flight trial, with no significant wake turbulence reported."