Location & Date
Click here for full size photo!
Boeing 747SR-46(SCA)
Houston - Ellington Field (AFB) (EFD)
USA - Texas, October 24, 2010
N911NA (cn 20781/221) The top cabin space on the SCA is very sparsely decorated. The wallpaper is still JAL from the 80s. The aircraft is stripped to save weight.It was purchased from JAL and transformed by Boeing to this very unique role. Initially, NASA only had one such aircraft but post Challenger the recommendation was made to acquire a second back up aircraft. At the end of the program, this aircraft is planned to be cannibalized for spare parts to keep the NASA SOFIA 747SP and N905NA (the ex AA SCA) flying.
Suresh A. Atapattu
Contact Suresh A. Atapattu

Corrections & Updates
We are very thankful for any corrections or updates you would like to inform us about. Simply make the necessary changes in the fields below.

If you find an identical error on more than ten photos, please do not use this form. Instead let us know and we'll take care of it in a more efficient way.

Make the changes in the proper fields below, do not type the changes in the Comments field. Also, do not leave comments claiming that an aircraft/airline/airport is incorrect without supplying us with the correct info.

Note! Corrections submitted using this form are processed by the Corrections Editor of - this form cannot be used to send messages to the photographer.

Aircraft Type & Version
Airline or other aircraft owner
Airport or other location
Or State/Province for USA/Canada
Remark: (Max 510 characters)
No reg, cn, code (see below)
Registration Nr:
Only Reg number!
Only CN! [Help]
Only Code! [Help]
Date photo was taken
Hold down CTRL button to select more than one [Help]
Please note that if you request an update that is not obvious you need to leave a comment explaining the reasons or we will be unable to make the update.
Comment To Editor
Why change needs to be done
(Not the change itself please!)
Your E-mail Address:
In case we need to contact you

We will disregard updates with incorrect e-mail addresses.
We don't appreciated automated bots.