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Old 03-27-2012, 06:49 PM
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Default Low approach over NASA Shuttle Landing Facility

My son came to visit and we decided to make a low approach over NASA Shuttle Landing Facility. When we arrived the NASA tower gave us a clearance for at and above 100'. It took a while to fly over the 15,000' runway. Here is a video for your entertainment.
http://youtu.be/cHuQN0rQt4I?hd=1


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Old 03-27-2012, 06:50 PM
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Excellent! Thanks for sharing. (I gotta' try that!)
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:03 PM
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Now that would be a nice runway for a first flight!
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:23 PM
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For those who want to try:

http://www.mlbpilots.org/Fellow%20Av...ontrollers.pdf
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:36 PM
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Nice! I gotta try that too.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:57 PM
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That has to be the longest fly-by ever. Still a little cool though.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:57 PM
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I took my son over the Monday after Christmas. Pretty cool that they opened the area back up. Funny how NASA owns the runway and won't let you land but the FAA will let you do a low approach. I am told that the runway is so rough that you don't want to land anyway.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:59 PM
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A longer version of the flight:

http://youtu.be/jAI0_nxFQJc
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I worked on 5 projects that flew on Columbia and Endeavour STS-52, 59, 68, 87 and 99 so I had a little exposure to the area but never saw it like that. Coming all the way from California it was always a combination of secret honor, pride and a thrill to be there doing my job and creating personal memories. I wonder what is going to happen to the VAB, OPFs and 39A & B. Thanks for the ride.

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:21 PM
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Default High cool factor

That was very cool. Not many can say they have done that.

Last year I flew my father in the RV7 from Oregon to Palm Springs CA. Nearly the same story as yours. Near Edwards AFB we lined up the same direction as the space shuttle would for a West coast landing with the dry lake bed as an over-run area.

Not as cool as yours since we were at 11,500 and outside their airspace.

Nice video. That goes in your files for your grandkids for sure.
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