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Any Videos Of NASA's KC-135 Weightlessness Jet?  
User currently offlineHappy-flier From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 299 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

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!
 
Thanks everyone.




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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

There were originally two in use at NASA-JSC's ramp at Ellington Field in Houston, now there is one. The other one now sits on a stick at the main entrance to Ellington Field (across from PE-TEs restaurant). You can watch them fly out of Ellington often. Along with NASA T-38s, WB-57s, and the Guppy.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate


User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2472 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

You would think that since the venture, Space Adventures. Ltd., books tourist flights on this aircraft, videos of it performing the parabolic maneuvers must exist. That would be interesting, as well as videos of the tourists experiencing zeroG. What we'd NOT want to see, of course, is the unfortunate participant who succumbs to motion-sickness, despite the mandatory dose of draminine before the flight. Uggh!

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8267 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1790 times:

It flies out of CLE all the time, I'll go get a recording for you some time. It's the smokiest, noisiest jet around!


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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Here is a fact page linked to NASA's Vomit Comit in Houston-EFD with some pics (and other NASA planes in Houston like the WB-57 and GUppy)- just more FYI.
http://jsc-aircraft-ops.jsc.nasa.gov/kc135/

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Drink Coffee, Do stupid things faster


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