F/A18 Hornet view of Space Shuttle Endeavour

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  1. cobra commando

    cobra commando Tharki regiment Veteran Member Senior Member

    Oct 3, 2009
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    The following video was filmed by one of the two NASA Dryden’s F/A-18 Hornet jets escorting the space shuttle Endeavour mounted atop Boeing 747 SCA (Shuttle Carrier Aircraft), during its final flight from Edwards Air Force Base, to Los Angeles International Airport.

    Along with the stunning footage, the video is particularly interesting because it includes air-to-air, air-to-ground radio communications with the ATC (Air Traffic Control) agencies interested by the flyby in SoCal, as well as intercom chats between the pilot and the backseater (a photographer) on board the Hornet chasing “Astro 95 Heavy” over Santa Monica, the most famous Los Angeles stadiums, the Universal Studios, Disneyland, Getty Center, SpaceX Center, USS Iowa, Griffith Observatory.

    Noteworthy, some of the radio frequencies used during the flight were designated “Mission 1″ or “Tac 1″.

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