I was the first Calspan crew chief of the Variable-stability Inflight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA). We operated and maintained it out of the Calspan Hangar in Buffalo, NY from the summer of 1994 until the fall of 1999, when we relocated it to Edwards AFB in California. The initial pilots were Jeff Peer (an Israeli ace), John Ball and Karl Hutchinson. Since 1999, the aircraft has been attached to the USAF Test Pilot School, although it is still maintained and operated by Calspan.
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