B-200 King Air - WFF

The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) Aircraft Office operates a NASA B-200 King Air aircraft primarily used for mission management flight operations. The B-200 is well suited to perform aerial photography missions, chase aircraft support, logistical and range surveillance needs, recovery operations and technology demonstration missions. The aircraft is available to support airborne research needs however due to its FAA certification only internal cabin type activities can be supported. The aircraft has been modified to provide 28VDC power along with UHF and Iridium communication antennas for experimenter use. The B-200 is a two-engine turboprop aircraft and is one of the world’s most widely used business type aircraft capable of operating from a wide variety of civilian and military airports worldwide. The ten fuselage windows provide an excellent field of view to the exterior of aircraft. Floor and side wall seat tracks allow instrumentation and seats to be mounted in a variety of locations and configurations.

The Aircraft Office is committed to providing safe, reliable, and cost effective platforms for airborne research and other flight activities.

Current Status:
Inactive
Owner/Operator: 
NASA GSFC Wallops Flight Facility
Type: 
Conventional Aircraft
Duration: 
6 hours (payload and weather dependent)
Useful Payload: 
1,800 lbs
Gross Take-off Weight: 
12,500 lbs
Onboard Operators: 
8
Max Altitude: 
32,000 feet
Air Speed: 
275 knots
Range: 
1,800 Nmi
Power: 
28VDC
Point(s) of Contact: 

Mike Cropper

Work: (757) 824-2140
Mobile: (757) 894-7102
Fax: (757) 854-4616