Dodge Charger Safety Chase Car Assisting With ER-2 Landing

rumblestaffPublished: August 15, 201711 views
Published: August 15, 2017

This 1-minute, 49-second video taken January 20, 2011 in Palmdale CA shows NASA's ER-2 coming in for a landing and a 2010 Dodge Charger safety chase car escorting the aircraft to a safe landing. The safety chase car is being driven by an experienced ER-2 pilot and it can be seen charging down the runway in a high-speed chase of the ER-2.

NASA's Dryden (now Armstrong) Flight Research Center maintains and operates the ER-2, which is based at Hangar 703 in Palmdale.

Communicating with the aircraft pilot, the safety chase car pilot calls out the distance in feet from the landing gear to the runway to help the pilot make a smooth landing.

Credit: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

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