Test pilots

October 4, 2006 - 4:56am

Dassault Aviation’s second conforming Falcon 7X made a 2 hour 15 minute maiden flight on July 5. A day later the trijet was ferried to Dassault’s flight-test center in Istres, France. At press time, the 7X test fleet had logged more than 65 hours during 27 flights. FAA and EASA certification is slated for late next year.

September 18, 2006 - 5:57am

Legendary 1950s/1960s test pilot Scott Crossfield died alone in his Cessna T210 when it crashed in Georgia on April 19. He was 84.