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Scorpion Prototype Makes First Flight

Scorpion Prototype Makes First Flight

Textron AirLand engineering test pilot Dan Hinson couldn’t quit smiling Thursday afternoon.

Neither could others working on the Scorpion intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance strike aircraft under development at a Cessna facility in east Wichita. Hinson, a former Navy pilot, and co-pilot David Sitz successfully flew the Scorpion for the first time on what was a beautiful Thursday morning.

“It was fantastic,” Hinson said after the flight. “It leapt off the ground.”

For the complete story by Molly McMillin of The Wichita Eagle, click here.

Photo by ScorpionJet.com

Updated: December 12, 2013 — 4:52 PM

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