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B722 - Voodoo 1?  
User currently offlineJetCaptain From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 236 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

Anyone know who/what this is ?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/V.../history/20090228/2010Z/ROSIE/KLAX

Voodoo 1

Is it really a B722 ?

Origin: ROSIE ?

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User currently offline727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 794 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

I do not know, but if I were to take a wild guess I would say that it is this airplane:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untit...C_&prev_id=1443372&next_id=1400382


ROSIE is an intersection. What they are probably doing is flying up to a Restricted Area and doing test work. During the test work I would imagine they cancel IFR so they can do their work and then when finished pick up an IFR clearance back to LAX. Since they are already airborne the origin will be the nearest fix that they will enter radar contact at.


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15831 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

It is a testbed for Raytheon. I think it is used to test radars and sensors. Looking at the map, it appears that the plane went up into the Palmdale/Edwards testing area to do some work before returning to LAX.
Boeing has turned the prototype 757 (which I saw at BFI last summer) into a similar aircraft that has all of the F-22's electronics and sensors in it. Having a plane like this allows the company to test, monitor, and modify the avionics and radars more easily than having them installed on a smaller fighter.



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User currently offline727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 794 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Upon further review, I will stand behind my former answer and say yes, I know it is...


http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untit...C_&prev_id=1427753&next_id=1267095


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727forever
User currently offlineJetCaptain From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

That must be it, thanks for the info.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26147 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Yes its the LAX based Raytheon testbed 727.

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We also have its DC-10 cousin.

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Any for FYI this question has come up several times in the past and discussions can be found in the archives.



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