C-141A Pitot-Static System Calibration Tests.
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The flight test program consisted of six C-141AT-38A pacer flights. On flight 2, a series of tower fly-by points were also accomplished. Prior to each flight a ground calibration of the aircrafts pitot-static systems was performed Appendix B. Each of the six pacer flights consisted of 30,000 and 20,000 feet MSL, cruise configuration and 10,000 feet MSL takeoff and landing configuration points. On flight 5, adverse weather conditions prohibited flight operations at 10,000 feet. The T-38A pacer position and alignment, detailed in figure A1, enabled the pacer pilot to perceive small airspeed and altitude changes, while maintaining a position outside the C-141A pressure wave.
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