The Sky Baby made its first flight on May 26, 1952 at Palm Springs by the exceptionally experienced pilot, Bob Starr. Starr had to use every ounce of flight training he had acquired in his long career to fly the tiny aircraft. The airplane was extremely sensitive on the controls, especially the ailerons, and anything other than smooth air flight was uncomfortable. From a dead stop, the Sky Baby could take off and climb to 1,000 feet in 35 seconds. During demonstration flights, Bob flew the Sky Baby at speeds in excess of 200 mph.