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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-22-2008 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This resource on Dryden Flight Research Center's website is about a month old, but is still worth noting:

Where Are They Now? The NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Historic Aircraft

Want to know where you can see some of the most famous, cutting-edge aerospace vehicles ever flown? Fire-up the afterburner and cruise through this list to see where these historic NASA air and spacecraft have come home to roost.

SpaceAholic
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posted 12-22-2008 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pima also has the KC-377 Super Guppy (transported Saturn hardware) and one of the original KC-135 Vomit Comets...

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-23-2008 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We went to Pima after Spacefest in August of 2007 (it was a dry heat!).

Some great aircraft there. Here are some photos from the posting mentioned earlier.

Supper Guppy:

The Vomit Comet:

My favorite, The Gulfstream GII,:

Bow
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posted 02-17-2009 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bow   Click Here to Email Bow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by GACspaceguy:
My favorite, The Gulfstream GII, Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA)
Actually, the Gulfstream II, N948, is not a STA, it is (was) an Admin aircraft. It is about to be pulled out of the desert and returned to service.

The four STAs (N944, N945, N946, N947) are all still very much in use.

The other original Vomit Comet KC-135 is on a pole here at Ellington Field in Houston.

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-20-2009 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bow, welcome to cS! And, thank you, you are right on with what I thoughtwas a STA. With a closer look at the thrust reversers they are the std version and not the cascade type the STA uses. I guess I just took the tour guides word at face value, good catch!

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