ARIA-Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft
Mountain View Club
Learn about unique EC-135 Telemetry Monitoring Aircraft
Speaker: Mr. Howard Plunkett
Author Howard Plunkett has a highly illustrated presentation about the ARIA program's first trip to Dakar, Senegal with a side trip to Ascension Island and the interesting experiences that occurred on that trip. These unique EC-135s came about for the Apollo program and follow on missile launches of NASA and military flights until satellites took over the telemetry reception duties.