Aircraft Photo of 4021 | Hiller YROE-1 Rotorcycle | USA - Marines | AirHistory.net #102932
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:4021
Aircraft Original Type:Hiller ROE Rotorcycle
Aircraft Generic Type:Hiller ROE Rotorcycle
Aircraft Version:Hiller YROE-1 Rotorcycle
Licence-built by:Saunders-Roe
C/n (msn):[ 4021 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Marines
Location
City / Airport:McMinnville - MunicipalMap
Region / Country:Oregon, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KMMV   IATA: -   Local: MMV   Other: -
Collection:Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
 
Photo Date:1 October 2018
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 102932
Photo Comment

First flown in 1956, the ROE Rotorcycle was an innovative, collapsible, air-droppable one-man helicopter developed for the USMC. While Hiller claimed that anyone could fly the craft after just a few hours of training, it was actually far from easy and Hiller chief pilot Richard Peck found each flight very exciting. 4021 is apparently the full military serial of this airframe.

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