ARIA Last Flight For   over   30   years   the   Advanced   Range   Instrumentation   Aircraft,   ARIA,   has   been   tracking, recording   and   relaying   telemetry   from   Apollo   missions,   Space   Shuttles,   and   ballistic   missiles. The   ARIA   program   came   to   a   close   August   24,   2001   as   the   EC-18   aircraft,   tail   number   81- 0891, touched down after its final mission at Edwards AFB. It was fitting that the last ARIA mission was staged out of Ascension Island. The ARIA   program   has   come   to   a   close   but ARIA   will   always   be   in   our   hearts.   The   good   times and   the   sad   times.   Rejoicing   in   the   friends   we   met   along   the   way,   and   mourning   of   our   friends who lives were lost serving their God and Country. It has been a great adventure. Source: Randy Losey Air Force Radio News
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ARIA Last Flight For       over       30       years       the      Advanced       Range Instrumentation    Aircraft,    ARIA,    has    been    tracking, recording   and   relaying   telemetry   from Apollo   missions, Space    Shuttles,    and    ballistic    missiles.    The    ARIA program   came   to   a   close   August   24,   2001   as   the   EC- 18   aircraft,   tail   number   81-0891,   touched   down   after its final mission at Edwards AFB. It   was   fitting   that   the   last ARIA   mission   was   staged   out of Ascension Island. The   ARIA   program   has   come   to   a   close   but   ARIA   will always   be   in   our   hearts.   The   good   times   and   the   sad times.   Rejoicing   in   the   friends   we   met   along   the   way, and    mourning    of    our    friends    who    lives    were    lost serving their God and Country. It has been a great adventure. Source: Randy Losey Air Force Radio News