All of the aircraft exhibited at the Center are full-size, real and sometimes
right over your head!
High Angle-of-Attack (Alpha) Research Vehicle "HARV"
The F-18 HARV (High Alpha Research Vehicle), a former
NASA research aircraft, was used to improve the safety
and maneuverability of modern military fighters in
combat situations. Flight research with the HARV increased
our understanding of flight at high angles of attack,
helping makers of U.S fighter jets design features
that will make fighter jets safer to fly.