Aviation Partners’ Falcon 50, fitted with “spiroid” wingtip devices, made a grand public debut at the EAA AirVenture. The unique aircraft’s arrival in Oshkosh, Wis., on July 25 was only its second flight since the proof-of-concept (POC) circular tips were installed. Flight tests on the API Falcon 50 are being sponsored by NASA to determine what the potential fuel savings of the spiroids might be compared to other wing modifications, such as API’s own blended winglets. Those winglets already ...


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