The LT-1 made it’s first flight Friday afternoon May 14th, 2010 at Jaquline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal California. Test Pilot Len Fox was enlisted last minute to make the maiden flight after Darryl Greenamyer was sidelined with a rib injury. Len spent the morning reviewing the aircraft with designer/builder Andy Chiavetta and performing engine runups. After a quick lunch at El Grecko Loco (which definitely did not help settle any pre-flight butterflies) it was back to the field for a fast taxi test, and followed shortly by it’s first flight.
We’d like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Len for making the last minute trek from Oregon for the first flight as well as Penny at Tradition Aviation for giving us the run of hanger A.