NASA ER-2 to Temporarily Deploy to Dobbins ARB

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  • 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Dobbins Air Reserve Base will host a NASA ER-2 high altitude research aircraft from approximately Jan. 6 – March 5, with late night and early morning flights beginning approximately Jan. 12.


During these dates, communities in Marietta, Cobb County, and the surrounding regions may see or hear aircraft taking off, landing and transiting in and out of Dobbins ARB. Overland flying will be limited as much as possible between sunset and sunrise, but due to the nature of the mission, flights may also occur during evening hours and on weekends.


These flights are sponsored by the Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The purpose of this mission is to track severe weather to measure properties such as wind, temperature, precipitation, humidity and aerosol profiles.


Photos of NASA’s ER-2 are available at:


For further questions, contact 94th Airlift Wing Public Affairs at (678) 655-5055 or via email at


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