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Odd Flight/Aircraft On Flightaware

Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:24 am

Flightaware is acting up so I didn't add a link, but it shows a WB57 flight out of RIV under a NASA Callsign. Anyone know what its up to? And why now EDW?

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RE: Odd Flight/Aircraft On Flightaware

Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:03 am

Being NASA926, and from the shape of it's flightpath
I am tipping some high altitude research, possibly some range calibration work for the folks at Edwards.

Not sure this forum is the best place for a definitive answer!
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RE: Odd Flight/Aircraft On Flightaware

Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:49 pm

Wow! Flew at 50k, never seen a plane that high on FlightAware. Big grin

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...6/history/20080119/1747Z/KRIV/KRIV
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RE: Odd Flight/Aircraft On Flightaware

Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:01 pm

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RE: Odd Flight/Aircraft On Flightaware

Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:02 am

Thanks you guys... Its definitely one of the weirder flight plans I've seen. Also explains that plane I heard....

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RE: Odd Flight/Aircraft On Flightaware

Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:59 pm

They are photo aircraft used during launches of the shuttles (or used to be). They have extreme long range tracking cameras. Big grin
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RE: Odd Flight/Aircraft On Flightaware

Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:13 am

Looks like its up again, Right now its coming back from LSV it seems.. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...6/history/20080124/0253Z/KRIV/KRIV I'm going to send an e-mail to the PIO over at RIV to see if they know whats up...

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