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NASA Photo EC03-0082-1 NASA's SR-71B and F-18 HARV aircraft left Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on March 24, 2003.

Photo Number: EC03-0082-1
Photo Date: March 24, 2003

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Dryden Flight Research Center's SR-71B Blackbird aircraft, NASA tail number 831, is destined for the Kalamazoo Air Zoo museum in Kalamazoo, Mich., and the F-18 High Angle-of-Attack Research Vehicle (HARV) aircraft, NASA tail number 840, is going to the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, Va.

NASA's SR-71B was one of only two SR-71 trainer aircraft built, and served NASA in that role, as well as for some high-speed research, from 1991 to 1999.

The F-18 HARV provided some of the most comprehensive data on the high-angle-of-attack flight regime, flying at angles of up to 70 degrees from the horizontal. The HARV flew 385 research flights at Dryden from 1987 through 1996.

NASA Photo by: Tony Landis

Keywords: SR-71B, SR-71, F-18, HARV, High Angle-of-Attack Research Vehicle, Kalamazoo Air Zoo museum

Last Modified: March 26, 2003
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