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About The C-9B Aircraft

Aircraft: A two-engine turbofan aircraft similar to the McDonnell-Douglas DC-9
Crew: Pilot, copilot, flight engineer, and two reduced gravity test directors


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Aircraft Description and Provisions


* Electrical approximate power available (Refer to the C-9B Interface Document)
-- 28VDC, 150 amps
-- 110VAC, 400 Hz, single phase, 30 amps
-- 110VAC, 60 Hz, three phase, 30 amps per phase
-- 110VAC, 60 Hz, single phase, 60 amps
* Still and motion picture photography and video provided
* Most test equipment bolted to the floor using 20-inch tiedown grid attachment points
* Vent/vacuum system to dump combusted gasses overboard
* Inert gasses (Nitrogen, Helium and Argon) available
* Breathing air available

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Last Updated: April 10, 2009