ARIA Aircraft 60-0374 For   over   32   years   the   Advanced   Range   Instrumentation   Aircraft   60-0374   had   been   tracking, recording, and relaying telemetry data. This   aircraft   was   one   of   the   original   eight   Apollo   Range   Instrumentation   Aircraft   and   is   the   last configured ARIA   aircraft   in   existence. ARIA   60-0374   is   retired   at   the   National   Museum   of   the Air Force Dayton, Ohio. The   aircraft   was   to   be   included   in   the   Cold   War   expansion   of   the   National   Museum   of   the   Air Force   that   opened   in   2003.   The   museum   made   the   decision   not   to   include ARIA   60-0374   in   the new   wing   in   the   eleventh   hour.   This   has   allowed   the   last   remaining ARIA   aircraft   to   be   exposed to    the    elements.    Unfortunately,    the    aircraft    is    showing    the    results    of    this    decision    by    the museum. Mr.   Wes   Henry,   Chief,   Research   Division,   USAF   Museum,   responded   to   an   email   sent   by alumni   Bob   Guere   concerning   why   ARIA   374   was   not   being   displayed   in   the   new   Cold   War Hangar. This is an excerpt from that email: Also,   please   keep   in   mind   that   we   in   the   museum   plan   for   the   long   term   -   that   is,   we   try   to   think 20   or   30   years   ahead.   Even   though   ARIA   is   currently   outdoors,   it   may   not   always   be,   and   we have every intention of maintaining it as we do all other display aircraft at the USAF Museum. I   hope   this   helps   explain   our   thought   process   regarding   the   museum's   aircraft   placement   plan. Thank   you   for   your   patience   and   understanding   as   we   work   toward   the   best   solution   for   all   of our artifacts. Wes Henry Aircraft 60-0374 Time Line 1960  Constructed C-135A-BN construction Number 18149. 1966 Conversion   to   EC-135N   with   electrical   and   structural   modifications   at   Douglas   Aircraft,   Tulsa, Oklahoma. September 19, 1967 Arrived Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. January 1, 1968 Aircraft On line and Operational. December 1975 Transferred to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 4950th Test Wing. June 1982 Converted to EC-135E. 1994 Transferred to Edwards Air Force Base, California, 452d Test Flight Squadron. November 3, 2000 Retired to the National Museum of the Air Force, Dayton, Ohio. Source: Randy Losey
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ARIA Aircraft 60-0374 For       over       32       years       the      Advanced       Range Instrumentation   Aircraft   60-0374   had   been   tracking, recording, and relaying telemetry data. This    aircraft    was    one    of    the    original    eight    Apollo Range     Instrumentation     Aircraft     and     is     the     last configured ARIA   aircraft   in   existence. ARIA   60-0374   is retired    at    the    National    Museum    of    the    Air    Force Dayton, Ohio. The    aircraft    was    to    be    included    in    the    Cold    War expansion   of   the   National   Museum   of   the   Air   Force that   opened   in   2003.   The   museum   made   the   decision not   to   include   ARIA   60-0374   in   the   new   wing   in   the eleventh   hour.   This   has   allowed   the   last   remaining ARIA     aircraft     to     be     exposed     to     the     elements. Unfortunately,   the   aircraft   is   showing   the   results   of   this decision by the museum. Mr.    Wes    Henry,    Chief,    Research    Division,    USAF Museum,   responded   to   an   email   sent   by   alumni   Bob Guere    concerning    why    ARIA    374    was    not    being displayed   in   the   new   Cold   War   Hangar.   This   is   an excerpt from that email: Also,   please   keep   in   mind   that   we   in   the   museum   plan for   the   long   term   -   that   is,   we   try   to   think   20   or   30 years   ahead.   Even   though ARIA   is   currently   outdoors, it   may   not   always   be,   and   we   have   every   intention   of maintaining   it   as   we   do   all   other   display   aircraft   at   the USAF Museum. I     hope     this     helps     explain     our     thought     process regarding    the    museum's    aircraft    placement    plan. Thank   you   for   your   patience   and   understanding   as   we work toward the best solution for all of our artifacts. Wes Henry Aircraft 60-0374 Time Line 1960  Constructed C-135A-BN construction Number 18149. 1966 Conversion   to   EC-135N   with   electrical   and   structural modifications at Douglas Aircraft, Tulsa, Oklahoma. September 19, 1967 Arrived Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. January 1, 1968 Aircraft On line and Operational. December 1975 Transferred   to   Wright-Patterson Air   Force   Base,   Ohio, 4950th Test Wing. June 1982 Converted to EC-135E. 1994 Transferred    to    Edwards   Air    Force    Base,    California, 452d Test Flight Squadron. November 3, 2000 Retired    to    the    National    Museum    of    the    Air    Force, Dayton, Ohio. Source: Randy Losey