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NASA's two modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft briefly flew in formation for the first time ever. (Un-narrated version)
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|Still photos of this aircraft are available in several resolutions at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/multimedia/imagegallery/STS-Ferry/index.html|
NASA's SCAs--Birds of a Feather Flock Together
NASA's two modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft briefly flew in formation for the first time ever over the Edwards Air Force Base test range on Aug. 2, 2011. NASA 911 was on a pilot proficiency flight while NASA 905 was on a functional check flight following maintenance operations. NASA photographer Carla Thomas captured video imagery of the formation flight from a NASA Dryden F/A-18.
|Keywords||747 SCA, Modified Boeing 747, Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, formation flight|