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NASA F-15B Research Aircraft Flying Over Lake Isabella
01.04.11
 
Douglas F-15B Eagle aeronautical research aircraft is shown flying over Lake Isabella NASA's modified McDonnell Douglas F-15B Eagle aeronautical research aircraft is shown flying over Lake Isabella in Southern California's Kern County. Based at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, the twin-engine, two-seat converted fighter plane is flown as a test bed for a variety of flight research experiments mounted on either its Flight Test Fixture or Propulsion Flight Test Fixture underneath its belly. The aircraft was obtained in 1993 when it was retired by the Hawaii Air National Guard. In addition to flying research missions, Dryden’s F-15B also is used for crew training, pilot proficiency and safety chase support for other research aircraft. (NASA photo / Jim Ross)