Just wondering if anyone here knows of any videos or sound recordings of NASA's KC-135 that goes by the name of "Vomit Comet".
Apparently this aircraft has been in constant use by the Air Force since it was built, in 1963.
What makes it most interesting is that it represents something even more "old school" than the first-generation passenger 707s and DC-8s: It's powered by JT3C turbojets, and it has no sound suppressors aft of the engines!!
This jet must produce a very similar sound as the Dash-80 did when Boeing first flew it in the mid 1950s.
Since this aircraft is still flying in the year of 2004, I would think that some production company, somewhere, has videotaped it taking off, landing, and maybe even in flight.
If anyone here knows about it, please let me know. This is about as "first generation" as you can get these days!