First U.S. Army pilot to fly Bell V-280

Chief Warrant Officer 3, Tom Wiggins, of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command made history on Feb. 7 by becoming the first person in his service to fly the Bell V-280.

Bell V-280 HeliExpo 2016
By Chris.w.braun (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

During the flight, he performed Hover In Ground Effect repositioning, pattern flight and roll-on landings.

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