L-39NG tested on grass runway
On Thursday, August 20, the first prototype of the new AERO L-39NG training aircraft (SN 167001, ev. Č. 0475) successfully passed the take-off and landing tests on the grass runway of the Vodochody Airport. His crew on this flight consisted of factory pilots David Jahoda and Vladimír Továrek. A day later, the pre-series piece 167004 verified the functionality of the anti-spin parachute from the production of the company Galaxy GRS s.r.o. during fast taxiing. This rescue system was installed on the aircraft in preparation for flight spin tests.