Edwards AFB activity


Interesting to follow the activity into and out of Edwards AFB.
Like this U-2 flying at FL600+, above class A airspace.
And, as dicussed before, a few F-18 flights, like this one doing 535knots over the ground, 800nm in and hour and a half. (not really that amazing, but still interesting to follow)


Uh, James. The linky is the same one as the U-2.

The U-2 is a VERY good climber. FL600 in 28 minutes! (2140 fpm avg.)


Very interesting…


Fixed. :blush:


I was flying near Sacramento the other day when ATC said to me, U2 departing now 2 o’clock and 5 miles, climbing across your flight path from 0 to FL600. You won’t even see him, but thought I’d let you know anyway.


…Like a homesick angel!

Amazing airplane. A guy i know on another forum flies them, he has good stories.


A friend of mine flew them as well and the stories are terrific. He used to call out to a tower below him that he was coming down to FL6000 and they’d tell him to quit joking around. Then he’d pop onto their radar.


[ N809NA ]](http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=0955788&size=L&width=1020&height=692&sok=JURER%20%20(nvepensg_trarevp%20%3D%20'Ybpxurrq%20H-2%2FGE-1%2FRE-2')%20%20beqre%20ol%20cubgb_vq%20QRFP&photo_nr=37&prev_id=0970939&next_id=0955784) photo at Edwards

[ ER-2 ]](http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Photo/ER-2/index.html) NASA Dryden Photo collection.

[ FAA ]](http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNumSQL.asp?NNumbertxt=809NA) registry for N809NA/80-1097