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Ewald Rohlfs
German test pilot

Ewald Rohlfs

Ewald Rohlfs
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Intro German test pilot
Was Pilot Aviator Test pilot
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 23 March 1911, Gdańsk
Death 29 July 1984, Bremen (aged 73 years)
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Ewald Rohlfs (1911 Bremen, Germany - 1984) was a test pilot. In 1936 Rohlfs made the first flight of a helicopter, the Focke-Wulf Fw 61. One year later he took the helicopter to an altitude of 1,130 feet (344 m) and then idled the engine. using its spinning rotors to descend safely to the ground.

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