Message posted by Andre' M. Dall'au on January 24, 2003 at 7:04:22 PST:
The test where a Boeing 707 was remotely piloted to crash-land to test the passenger survivability with new feul additives was a HUGE undertaking for the FAA. A ground course was set up to specifically slice the aircraft's wings and maximize the fuel spillage. Even in the sixties, the cost was not cheap, and a lot of resources went into the project. Unfortunately the ground-based pilot screwed up the crash-landing and failed to place the aircraft where it would produce the optimim results, so much of the data that was wanted did not get obtained. It made for a neat film though.
In Reply to: Re: The most ideal location to view Edwards AFB from an elevation posted by Tom on January 24, 2003 at 6:49:32 PST: