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DC-8 lifts off from Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif.
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What: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s DC-8 aircraft will fly over Central Valley and surroundings areas as part of an air quality field study. Residents in the areas below will see and hear the aircraft as it flies to achieve these measurements.  

Where: Central Valley, CA and surrounding areas 

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at mid-morning to early afternoon

Additional details: All flyovers are conducted at a safe altitude without harm to public, wildlife, or infrastructure.  Jet aircraft are loud and those with sensitivity to loud noises should be aware of the flyover window. 

To follow along real-time with the DC-8’s flight path, visit: 

Learn more:  

The DC-8 aircraft 

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center 


For more information contact: 

Erica Heim 
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, California 
[email protected] 

Elena Aguirre 
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, California  
[email protected] 

Megan Person 
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, California 
[email protected]  



Last Updated
Jan 23, 2024
Dede Dinius
Erica Heim

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