The first flight of the Silver Dart Replica took place at the Hamilton Airport on Feb. 6, 2009.
There were some taxi tests during which the main wheels got airborne, then back to the hangar for some calculations and Centre of Gravity adjustments and then several runs down the runway with flights of up to 3000 feet and up to 10 feet off the ground.
The Silver Dart appeared quite stable in flight. Bjarni Tryggvason's thumbs-up says it all.
Photos and text courtesy of Kevin Psutka, president of COPA.