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NASA Facts FA-18 Chase Aircraft 2003

NASA Facts FA-18 Chase Aircraft 2003

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Published by: Bob Andrepont on Jun 21, 2011
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National Aeronautics andSpace Administration
Dryden Flight Research Center
P.O. Box 273Edwards, California 93523AC 661-276-3449FAX 661-276-3566pao@dfrc.nasa.gov
F/A-18 Chase Aircraft
Five F-18 Hornet aircraft are being flown by NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., forresearch support and pilot proficiency.The aircraft were obtained from the U.S. Navy between 1984 and 1991. Two have a two-seat cockpit while theothers are single-seat aircraft.NASA research support aircraft are commonly called chase planes and fill the role of escort aircraft duringresearch missions.Chase pilots are in constant radio contact with research pilots and serve as an “extra set of eyes” to help main-tain total flight safety during specific tests and maneuvers. They monitor certain events for the researchpilot and are an important safety feature on all research missions.
FS-2003-11-006 DFRC

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