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WB57 Sighting

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posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 05:30 PM
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Just spotted a high altitude contrail over San Diego. Used FlightRadar and it identifies it as this aircraft

I knew it was odd when it was leaving contrails but not a swept wing profile.

NASA928. Flying repeated huge ovals around San Diego and our over Pacific. Looking for tic tacs? lol


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posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: PilSungMtnMan

That’s a high altitude research aircraft right?

What’s there to research in that area the USN keeps getting buzzed by UFOs



posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: TritonTaranis

Up to 8 orbits. 45,000’ @ 360 mph. The initial flight path is a jigsaw pattern then the orbits started. I think it’s that tic tac Catalina Island it’s going by as well.
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posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: PilSungMtnMan
en.m.wikipedia.org...

Just spotted a high altitude contrail over San Diego. Used FlightRadar and it identifies it as this aircraft

I knew it was odd when it was leaving contrails but not a swept wing profile.

NASA928. Flying repeated huge ovals around San Diego and our over Pacific. Looking for tic tacs? lol





NA928 is one of the RB57s flown out of JSC (that's why the "9" tail number). It's operated by NASA's Airborne Science program. When they are on science missions, these aircraft can carry a variety of sensor packages that make use of the unique aircraft platform. That includes sampling and otherwise analyzing the atmosphere they are flying through (gases, particulates, aerosols, etc.) or imaging the surface below in one electromagnetic band or another. Because this one is flying high, I would guess that it is analyzing the air it is flying through.



posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 07:17 PM
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Nice!!! Thx for the info! It struck me as an odd aircraft as it flew over.



posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: TritonTaranis

They do more than just research. They spent several years over Afghanistan acting as BACN platforms.



posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 07:24 PM
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NASA participating in DOD ops? Overtly? Pretty interesting. That’s one old bird.



posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 07:54 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: TritonTaranis

They do more than just research. They spent several years over Afghanistan acting as BACN platforms.


Pffff stole my thunder. WHile the BACN role has been taken over by others, it is a legit earth science research aircraft

airbornescience.nasa.gov...

Now whats way way more interesting is the L-3 Learjet that spent some time in the same area and now is trolling off the coast of Mexico. Also its inland now just south of Escondito at 5ooo feet
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posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 08:02 PM
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LJ35. Loitering out over open water. Hmm.

Originated off airbase at Coronado.
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posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 08:03 PM
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originally posted by: PilSungMtnMan
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LJ35. Loitering out over open water. Hmm


Actually they are out there alot along with NG's various planes etc. No doubt testing a system or two



posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 08:19 PM
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If you watch the big defense companies you see lots of interesting aircraft pop up on tracking sites. VOODOO1 has been busy lately. That's a fun one. Catfish is occasionally flying again too.



posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 08:23 PM
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A batwing how cool......couldn't stall it
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posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 08:43 PM
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It's possible that it's sniffing for particulate matter from the recent Russian test article that blew up and spiked radioactivity readings.



posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 09:11 PM
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I was stationed at Ellington field right next to the nasa hangar. Got to see it fly a few times. Also might have been re fueling our aircraft when an all black WB57 that shouldn’t exist landed with all runway lights turned off, taxied to the nasa hangar for about 30 minutes then took off again.... lights on. Lol



posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 09:20 PM
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originally posted by: Darkpr0
It's possible that it's sniffing for particulate matter from the recent Russian test article that blew up and spiked radioactivity readings.


Thats Constant Phoenix territory (or maybe the new USMC C-130 mod) and off the coast and Inland of San Diego?



posted on Aug, 13 2019 @ 07:12 AM
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do you have a capture3 of the flightradar site? imagine doing a normal commercial flight and you look out the window and see something like that. i would think we time traveled


i love these old girls, i dont know if its the rivits or the silver but they just have that je ne sais quoi



posted on Aug, 13 2019 @ 08:09 AM
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originally posted by: 1947boomer

originally posted by: PilSungMtnMan
en.m.wikipedia.org...

Just spotted a high altitude contrail over San Diego. Used FlightRadar and it identifies it as this aircraft

I knew it was odd when it was leaving contrails but not a swept wing profile.

NASA928. Flying repeated huge ovals around San Diego and our over Pacific. Looking for tic tacs? lol





NA928 is one of the RB57s flown out of JSC (that's why the "9" tail number). It's operated by NASA's Airborne Science program. When they are on science missions, these aircraft can carry a variety of sensor packages that make use of the unique aircraft platform. That includes sampling and otherwise analyzing the atmosphere they are flying through (gases, particulates, aerosols, etc.) or imaging the surface below in one electromagnetic band or another. Because this one is flying high, I would guess that it is analyzing the air it is flying through.


Interesting

So could they be exploring new ways to potentially track cloaked craft disturbing the atmosphere? Gases/particles ?



posted on Aug, 13 2019 @ 09:07 AM
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No. They take air samples to check pollution levels, and any other higher than usual readings. They also image ocean currents, measure water temperature, etc.



posted on Aug, 13 2019 @ 04:34 PM
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I screen capped the radar track. Just can’t figure out how to post pics.



posted on Aug, 13 2019 @ 05:55 PM
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originally posted by: penroc3
a reply to: PilSungMtnMan

do you have a capture3 of the flightradar site? imagine doing a normal commercial flight and you look out the window and see something like that. i would think we time traveled


i love these old girls, i dont know if its the rivits or the silver but they just have that je ne sais quoi


NASA928 Flightaware route

NASA928 Flightaware track log
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