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Tight Flight: King Air Studies Global Hawk's Wake Turbulence
January 4, 2011
 

A NASA B-200 King Air trails one of the agency's remotely operated Global Hawks during a flight from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Dec. 8, 2010 to study the wake turbulence.A NASA B-200 King Air trails one of the agency's remotely operated Global Hawks during a flight from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center on Dec. 8, 2010 to study the wake turbulence generated by the Global Hawk that was experienced by the following aircraft. The evaluation flight was in preparation for an upcoming aerial refueling demonstration by Northrop Grumman with two unmanned Global Hawks. This was the first time another aircraft had flown in close formation behind a Global Hawk. (NASA Photo / Jim Ross)
 

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