Hannover Airport 2015 / May 05

Due to bad weather at Geilenkirchen Airbase, an E-3A "Sentry" was diverted to Hannover Airport on May 5, 2015.

The AWACS (Airborne early Warning and Control System) is an airborne radar system designed to detect aircraft, ships and vehicles at long distances. It also performs as a control center in an air engagement by coordinating and directing fighter and attack aircraft.

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

LX-N90451 (Boeing - E-3A Sentry)

NASA's flying infrared telescope at Hannover Airport

NASA's flying infrared telescope did some touch and go's at Hannover Airport today. SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) is a joint German-US space science project and is in service since 2010. The modified Boeing 747 SP (Reg.: N747NA) is carrying a 2.5 metre telescope and performs astronomical observations high above the disturbance of earth's atmosphere.