P-3 Orion on NBC Nightly News

By May 23, 2016No Comments

Since some of our members have worked on this fine Lockheed product, I thought folks would appreciate this link. NBC’s Nightly News broadcast on Sunday 22 May featured a report from the deck of a P-3 Orion being used in the search for EgyptAir flight MS804. While jet planes are “sexier,” sometimes propellers are what you want. In this case, the aircraft can stay aloft more than 12 hours at just a few hundred feet above the surf. Aircraft designers take note: High and fast with a jet is what you want when you are trying to get somewhere, but low and slow with a propeller is what you want when you are looking for something.