Chase Planes & "X" Planes
(and other planes from NASA and elsewhwere)
These photos were taken by Tomas Chmelik and David Lindsay.
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The 9 pictures directly below were taken by Tomas Chmelik while visiting Edwards Air Force Base in summer 1996.
The 6 photos directly below were sent in by David Lindsay and are of an F-16 operated by Lockheed Martin out of the Ft. Worth, Texas Lockheed plant. This AFTI/F-16 is being used by Lockheed to test systems for the JSF program. The pictures include shots of the full size mock-up of the JSF that is mounted on a tower. A Lockheed employee had to get on this tower to install and uninstall equipment in the past and despite the fact it was a little dangerous....he found it fun since he sits at a computer all day.
Photo credit for these pictures goes to Lockheed Martin.