In this presentation we describe flight results for an airborne IR hyperspectral imager used as a test bed for LEISA, a compact spaceborne wedged filter spectrometer. The moderate spectral resolution Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA) is a low-mass, low-power, low-cost infrared spectral imager for spacecraft applications. LEISA uses a state-of-the- art wedged infrared filter (a linear variable etalon, LVE) in conjunction with a detector array to obtain hyperspectral image cubes. The LEISA concept has been described previously in Reuter et al., 1997, SPIE Vol. 2957, pp 154 - 161, 'EUROPTO Conference on: Advanced and Next-Generation Satellites II.,' 23 - 26 September, 1996, Taormina, Italy. A LEISA type instrument, the Atmospheric Corrector (LAC), will fly on NASA's EO-1 spacecraft to be launched in Dec. 1999. The airborne version of LEISA covers the spectral region from 1.0 to 2.5 microns at a constant resolving power ((lambda) /(Delta) (lambda) ) of approximately 250 (i.e. 4 nm 1.0 microns and 10 nm 2.5 microns). The single pixel spatial resolution is 2 milliradians. This corresponds to 2 meters 1 km altitude and 20 meters 10 km. The instrument has been operated throughout this altitude range. The instrument has a swath width of approximately 29 degrees. A 256 X 256 element NICMOS (Near Infrared Camera Multi-Object Spectrometer) HgCdTe detector array is used as the focal plane. The focal plane is enclosed in a small cryogenic dewar at liquid Nitrogen temperature. Results will be presented for three series of airplane flights: Lubbock Texas (USA) June - September 1997, Lubbock Texas (USA) July - September 1998, Bethlehem Orange Free State (South Africa) March 1999. Issues to be discussed include pre-, and post-flight calibration, image registration and spectral image reconstruction. The relationship of these measurements to future spaceborne hyperspectral imagers will also be discussed.