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chase

pursuit of a lure on a racetrack or of a dragged hare in a field by a Greyhound.
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After assessing the aircraft to be controllable, he flew a straight-in approach with the chase aircraft providing airspeed and angle of attack indications to him over the radio, and landed the crippled aircraft uneventfully.
The investigation, which was conducted by the Joint Tactical UAV Program Management Office with assistance from Alliant, concluded that the test electronics in an independent flight termination system located in a chase aircraft was responsible for the downing of the air vehicle.
Chase aircraft follow test aircraft during missions, providing an ``extra set of eyes'' for the research test pilot.
The chase aircraft did not observe any hydraulic leaks, but during the RTB, the left and right Pump lights started to flicker, and the utility hydraulic pressure gauge indicated a drop in pressure of the utility hydraulic system.
It was sent to Dryden in 1987 and was used as a chase aircraft during research missions.
For the tests, a specially modified KC-135 aerial tanker sprayed a mixture of air and water to form an ice cloud that was calibrated by a specially-instrumented chase aircraft, according to Julian Chang, McDonnell Douglas flight test technical engineer.
A Dornier 228 acted as chase aircraft, piloted by Dornier test pilots Nils Meister and Gerd- Rainer Selleske.