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Research Aviation Facility (RAF) Aircraft Drawings

 Item
Identifier: RAFAD
The RAF Aircraft Drawings document the work of this group to build and implement a variety of airborne instrumentation. The collection offers a window into the logistical details of scientific research that is carried out using aircraft.

Dates

  • 1955 - 2001
  • Majority of material found within 1972 - 1975

Conditions Governing Access

The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.

Conditions Governing Use

Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

Extent

550 Items

Biographical / Historical

NCAR's Research Aviation Facility (RAF) has been in operation since 1967, serving the NSF geosciences community by providing research platforms and expertise in airborne installations and measurement techniques.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged according to original order. Drawings were retained in their original cabinetry and drawer order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Marcel Verstraete and Steve Williams of the Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) in September 2014.

Processing Information

This collection was processed over the summer of 2015. All materials were retained. Drawings were flattened for storage if possible and rubber bands were removed.
Title
Research Aviation Facility (RAF) Aircraft Drawings
Status
completed
Author
Evin Strand and Kathleen Legg
Date
2015-08-14
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository

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