Aviation Photo #0582214 Boeing E-7A Wedgetail (737-7ES) - Australia - Air Force

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The first flight of the Boeing Wedgetail AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control) platform. Just above and behind the Wedgetail is the Boeing photography chase plane, a Canadair T-33. To the right in the photo is the Columbia Tower, the fourth tallest building in the USA west of the Mississippi. Unfortunately it was a very hazy and dull morning.
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    Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International
    May 20, 2004
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11 years ago
Nice planes
and a very nice background
11 years ago
Very nice shot, but I would have though Boeing would use a more contemporary chase plane: I.E. F-18
7 years ago
A more modern chase plane would make sense indeed. F18 sounds like a good proposal to me since it is Boeing-made now too (demise of McDonnel Douglas).
Quite amusing Boeing's chase plane is built by Canadair.
7 years ago
Nice shot !

An F-18 would make no sense as a chase plane, it's too big and too fast for the task. A chase plane must be able to fly slowly.

Boeing still uses T-33 (at least two) to this day. Airbus/EADS/ATR use an old AĆ©rospatiale Corvette (yes, it's a plane).

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