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EK01

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N928NA
« on: September 07, 2011, 10:50:19 AM »
Just appeared on 'My Flights' at FL490, N928NA given as a WB-57F Canberra c/n 119 belonging to NASA. First time I have had anything at this flight level before. Wonder what it is doing in this neck of the woods (Spain). Needless to say no ADSB but Mode S of ACDD0F.

Incidentally, Airframes gives the type as a WB57 . A silhouette is required.

Bethsalem

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Re: N928NA
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2011, 02:34:38 PM »
I picked it up in north-eastern Spain too. This is the entry from my microADSB/PP log

ACDD0F;;NASA928;;;48850;48875;0;0;2011-09-07 10:38:09;2011-09-07 10:57:46;

I couldn't get a mlat fix on it because there are not enough ground stations here. Likewise no beamfinder fix either because of a dearth of useable mode-s radar sites.

markb

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Re: N928NA
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 10:25:06 PM »
Logged this guy here in Southern California for a long time.  Probably related to this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefield_Airborne_Communications_Node

Or this:

http://www.nasa.gov/missions/research/b-57_feature.html

phil zech

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Re: N928NA
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 09:53:04 AM »
Morning All,

I think I spotted this whilst sunbathing at the Marina Luz Hotel in Palma !! on Weds morning

I looked up and saw a plane with an unusual wing span especially for a two engined aircraft.

Reading the previous e-mails it would most definately have been the Canberra.

Thanks for the info guys

Regards

Phil

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Re: N928NA
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 11:50:47 AM »
Today
* ACDD0F                           N928NA  WB57  NASA                 2011/09/09 09:56:14
Startaltitude: 14000
Endaltitude: 46925