On Wednesday, September 10th Kaman Aerospace located in Bloomfield, CT visited Northeast Helicopters. Making a very rare, special appearance was the K-MAX!
the K-MAX is a unique helicopter with two main rotor blades which are mounted side-by-side that intermesh with no tail rotor. Designed as a heavy lift helicopter, it is capable of lifting up to 6,000 lbs. Currently there are only 25 in service today world-wide.
Piloted by Bill Hart the K-MAX, made an approach to Ellington Airport at 5:00 PM. Upon landing he shut down and was available for any questions and to show the students around this unique aircraft. Bill Hart is the Chief Pilot/Test Pilot for Kaman Aerospace. It was an incredible opportunity to experience one up close, and to see it in flight.
After spending several hours sharing his knowledge and experience with the students, Bill Hart then departed the Ellington Airport.
We want to give a special thanks to Brian Cormier (student) and Andrew Putman (Brian’s CFII) for organizing and making this event possible, and to Bill Hart for sharing his knowledge and experiences with the students.
Posted on September 10th, 2008 by Rhonda
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