PTERA ( Prototype-Technology Evaluation Research Aircraft)

Mission:
This research aircraft provides a bridge between wind tunnel testing and manned flight by providing a low-risk, low-cost platform to flight test high-risk technologies such as advanced aerodynamic treatments, GNC systems, acoustic research , sensor and health management systems, etc.

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See PTERA Flight Test VideosView PTERA Photos

Below are 4 videos of PTERA test flights. Click on thumbnail images below the player to see each.