Learjet 85 Finally Makes First Flight

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments by

After about a four-month delay, Bombardier Aerospace test pilots for the first time on Wednesday took off from Kansas’ Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in a Learjet 85.

Bombardier Aerospace spokeswoman Annie Cossette said the midsize business jet took off at 8:19 a.m. Central time, and the flight lasted about two hours and 15 minutes.

She said the airplane flew at an altitude of 30,000 feet and at a speed of 288 mph. On board the jet were Capt. Ed Grabman, chief flight test pilot, co-pilot Jim Dwyer and flight test engineer Nick Weyers.

For the complete story by Jerry Siebenmark of The Wichita Eagle, click here.

Image by Bombardier

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