World’s largest plane makes first flight

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World’s largest plane makes first flight

The world’s largest aircraft, a carbon-composite plane, took its first flight on Saturday from California, U.S.  over the Mojave Desert in California.

The carbon-composite plane was by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, a company started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market.

The white airplane called Roc,  nicknamed  after a giant mythical bird,  has a wingspan the length of an American football field and is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage, took to the air shortly before 7 a.m. Pacific time (1400 GMT).

The world’s largest airplane, built by the late Paul Allen’s company Stratolaunch Systems, makes its first test flight in Mojave, California, U.S. April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

It stayed aloft for more than two hours before landing safely back at the Mojave Air and Space Port as a crowd of hundreds of people cheered.

“What a fantastic first flight.



Source: News Agency of Nigeria