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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2881 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4621 times:

With the news breaking out about the OKC tornado, I caught on flight aware NASA's ER-2 flying over the area of the storm. Can anyone shed some light about this type of A/C as well as if NASA or USAF pilots fly it? I'd also like to know how much different is this plane compared with a regular U2?


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User currently offlineSSTeve From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1107 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4575 times:


It appears from clicking around there that it was a scheduled stateside deployment, and the ER-2s are "ASP assets" which would make me think they're piloted by NASA pilots. Proving instruments that will eventually end up on satellites, basically:
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/nasti/instrument_overview.shtml (Photo of superpod / forward&aft compartments)

Also a twitter feed you may be able to ask questions of:

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7886 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4553 times:

It is about the only available aircraft that can get high enough to be above storm tops for these very intense systems.

We've also seen tracks where the plane, and sometimes the B-57 fly over the top of hurricanes.

All gather data which helps understand these storms, and help develop better prediction methods.

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