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Sam LS takes first flight

March 8, 2013, 02:59 pm

The Sam LS recently took its first flight on February 26 at Lachute Airport near Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The pilot of the aircraft was Raphael Langumier who said he saw a maximum level speed of 127 miles per hour with the prop set at a climb setting. The flight lasted 21 minutes and consisted of 30 degree banks, straight flight and gentle control.

"Liftoff was perfect, in about 300 feet," said Thierry Zibi, president of SAM Aircraft. "We were not at gross weight, so our climb of nearly 1,300 fpm felt like a rocket."

Zibi added that there is still a lot more to test on the aircraft, but early indications show that the aerodynamics are exactly what the team of aviation experts have expected all along.

As pilots test out new aircrafts, safety is key. Those who would like to prepare for any unexpected circumstances in the future should make sure they purchase pilot insurance, which could give the pilot and their family protection for the future.

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