March 16, 2006
The HeloWerks WASP: The Industry’s First Turbine-Powered Two-Place Kit Helicopter
A year after its splashy public debut at Sun ’n Fun’s Choppertown in 2005, HeloWerks has announced receipt of an Experimental airworthiness certificate for its turbine-powered WASP helicopter prototype. According to company president Tony Pena, the WASP is the first kit-built, turbine-powered, two-place helicopter to receive an airworthiness certificate. The WASP is a small helicopter powered by a JFS-100-13A turboshaft engine. Pena says he’s a composite specialist who’s worked in the aerospace industry for 26 years.
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