From high speed runway taxi testing, to qualification and mission flights
An important part of the project are the flight tests to test and train various aspects of the scale model behaviour. The first series of tests consisted of high speed taxi on an airport runway in October 2021. The successful first flight of the SFD took place on 30 March 2022 in the Netherlands. Additional qualification flights will take place in April 2022. The last series of tests flights are the mission flights that will be performed together with CIRA. These will take place mid-2022.