Posted on: 17 July 2001
Updated on: 30 July 2001

80-1063/ NASA #706 art.#063

When the U-2 assembly line was opened for the third time in 1980, the first aircraft off the line was NASA ER-2 #706(80-1063), and she was delivered on June 1981

Photos courtesy of NASA/Dryden

History of #1063

First of new batch aircraft to fly, in the 3rd time the U-2 line was opened, 1 May 1981

ER-2 #N706NA, delivered June 1981

Currently flying at NASA Dryden Research Center, Edwards AFB, CA;

Modified to "S" specs, and returned to NASA/Ames on 28 Oct 1996

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