Got past Mojave a couple times this week. Caught the NASA Global Hawk the first time by, going into Edwards. The bigger catch was the first engine
run of the Stratolaunch. They had her sitting outside the hangar, with one of the ARFF trucks sitting parked in front of her monitoring.
It was cool getting to see it again. I couldn't figure out why it was sitting sideways like that, but then I saw the truck, and when I saw it, I
figured out what was going on. Very cool to see it running engines. Now if I can just catch the taxi test.
Caught this C-17 Departing Moffett Field this afternoon. Of interest it was initially parked in the NE Ramp behind hangers 2 and 3. Its only visible
on the trail that runs behind the runways. It pulled out after a bit and turned left down the East parallel taxiway. There is a bit of a departure
from what I'm used to seeing it used the B ramp onto 32R and took off from there. I typically see them go all the way down to the end of 32R and the B
ramp means they loped off almost a third of the 9200 foot runway. Not that it it needed it mind you. After takeoff the aircraft turned south.
On the NE Ramp
Both were shot on an Iphone 6 Plus
edit on 8/16/17 by FredT because: (no reason given)
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