F-22 Raptor Chronology - 1992
January 10, 1992
With 53.0 hours total flight time accumulated during dem/val and this post-contract award flight test phase, the Pratt & Whitney-powered YF-22 prototype now surpasses the number of hours flown by PAV-1 (52.8) during dem/val.
January 21, 1992
With 44 flights completed during the two flight test phases, the number of sorties flown in PAV-2 now surpasses the total flown in PAV-1 (43) during dem/val.
April 7, 1992
With 40.3 hours flown, PAV-2 has now been flown for more hours in this post-contract award flight test phase than it was during dem/val (38.8).
April 11, 1992
Air Force Lt. Col. Jay Jabour makes the 32d test sortie in PAV-2 since the resumption of flight test in October 1991. The second YF-22 has now been flown more times during the second test phase than it was during dem/val.
April 25, 1992
The prototype pitches forward and back 40 feet above the runway at Edwards Air Force Base, lands without gear down, slides 8,000 feet, and partially burns. The pilot, who was determined to have accidentally caused the oscillations, was not seriously hurt.
June 4, 1992
The F-22's design review update (DRU) is completed.
June 30, 1992
Critical Design Reviews (CDRs) are held for all F119 EMD test engine components. These thorough reviews of the engine mark completion of the detailed design phase of the program and insure the F119 is ready to proceed into fabrication and assembly.
October 22, 1992
The Air Force releases its investigative report on the YF-22 accident.
December 17, 1992
The first F119 EMD engine goes to test.
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