|Picture Scramble # 44
||21 October 2000
NASA Chase Aircraft
Three types of chase aircraft, used in support of research flights,
fly in formation over the mountains.
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The three aircraft shown here are, (bottom) the Lockheed F-104G, (upper left) the
Northrop T-38A, and the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A. Chase aircraft are flown
by NASA pilots who accompany primary research aircraft in flight as safety
observers, provide photographic coverage, and assist by radio and visually
with various maneuvers.
Picture courtesy of the Dryden Flight Research
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