Photo: Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with space shuttle Endeavour taxies by an F-35A at Edwards AFB

Sep 21 2012 - Leave a Comment

On Sept. 21, strapped atop a Boeing 747 SCA (Shuttle Carrier Aircraft), the space shuttle Endeavour flew over the L.A. area on a tour across many iconic SoCal destinations that brought it from Edwards Air Force Base, to Los Angeles International Airport.

During the flight, the modified Boeing 747 flew over the Antelope Valley before heading up north to Sacramento and San Francisco, and  then came back down to fly over some of Southern California’s most iconic landmarks such as the Getty Center, City Hall, Griffith Park, Universal Studios, Disneyland as well as the California Science Center, where it will be put on display.

On arrival at Edwards AFB on Sept. 20, the Boeing 747 with the Endeavour taxied by an F-35A CTOL (Conventional Take Off and Landing) AF-02 with 461st FLTS (Flight Test Squadron) carrying a dummy AIM-9X, where Lockheed Martin photographer Paul Weatherman took the following picture.

Image credit: Lockheed Martin