Vanilla UAS Exceeds Five Days In Flight

Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach
Weighing just 475 lb. when it took off five days earlier, Vanilla Aircraft’s VA001 unmanned aircraft landed back at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia coast just ahead of an approaching storm on Oct. 23, having stayed aloft for 121.4 hr. Since the human was first removed from the cockpit...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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