Aircraft Photo of 150521 | Lockheed NP-3D Orion | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #202636
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:150521
Military Code:341
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed P-3 Orion
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed P-3 Orion
Aircraft Version:Lockheed NP-3D Orion
C/n (msn):150521
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Location
City / Airport:Palm Springs - InternationalMap
Region / Country:California, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KPSP   IATA: PSP   Local: PSP   Other: -
 
Photo Date:7 March 2010
Photo by:John Olafson
Photo ID: 202636
Photo Comment

This rare Orion is fitted with a billboard phased array antenna system used for over-the-horizon telemetry. Landing in a strong crosswind could be interesting. The aircraft is from VX-30 Sqn "Bloodhounds" based at NAS Point Mubo, California. It made several circuits over the city and then was gone.

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