Riding Along For An L-1011 Air Launch Flight Demonstration

Northrop Grumman Stargazer in flight
With the ventral fairing barely visible under the forward fuselage, Northrop Grumman’s Stargazer performed a low fly-past before departing Mojave.
Credit: Mark Wagner/Aviation-Images
Aviation Week was invited to join a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar training sortie, which included a demonstration of the main procedures involved in a typical air launch. The flight began with a spirited departure from Runway 12 at the Northrop Grumman Stargazer’s Mojave Air and Space Port base. Turning...

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