U. S. Pilots Try Out Russian Helicopters
Los Angeles—U. S. pilots who tried out Russian helicopters displayed at the Paris Air Show were impressed with improvements over the past few years in Russian helicopter technology. Two U. S. pilots, Donald P. Segner, Lockheed-California Co. and Joseph Mashman, Bell Helicopter Co., felt the Russian’s Mi-8 helicopter was roughly comparable to the Sikorsky S-61 in flying qualities, passenger comfort and general design.
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