April 10, 2018

Aerotech News Digital Edition – April 6, 2018


Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA

Aerotech News Digital Edition

This week’s edition is our follow-up to the Los Angeles County Airshow, where thousands of hardy souls braved the Antelope Valley “breezes” to enjoy a day of classic and modern air power. From the thrilling aerobatics of aerial demonstration teams, to inspiring stories shared by living legends during the day’s History Panels, to the thunderous roar of the F-22 Raptor as it swooped and streaked through the skies – what a DAY! We have a look back in words and pictures all ready for you, provided by photojournalists Linda Reynolds, Dennis Anderson and John Battey – just click on the link above for some great weekend reading.

On a more somber note, the air show and military worlds experienced shock and sadness this week at the loss of USAF Thunderbird pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, in a tragic accident at the Nevada Test and Training Range on April 4. We have been covering this developing story for you on our website, and with regular updates posted to this Facebook page. Click through to page 15 of this week’s edition for more on this story. We also have coverage of the March 30th ground-breaking for the Air Force Flight Test Museum, including some reminisces shared with columnist Bob Alvis by ordinary members of our community with strong ties to Edwards AFB. All this and more military and aerospace industry news in this week’s Aerotech! Hard copies of the paper are available at our usual delivery points throughout the Antelope Valley – pick one up when you’re out and about this weekend, or click on the link below and access a digital copy of this week’s Aerotech News, viewable on your computer or mobile device. “Like” our Facebook page for daily news updates and access to our website, story and photo archives. It’s our privilege to serve you – have a great weekend! #aerotechnews #eafbnews

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Headlines – September 17, 2018

News T-6 hypoxia problem solved, Air Force announces – The rash of hypoxia-like problems in the Air Force’s fleet of T-6 Texan II trainers was primarily caused by fluctuating concentrations of oxygen in the cockpit, the service said Sept. 13.   Military death benefits won’t be stopped by government shutdowns anymore – Military death gratuities...

News Briefs – September 17, 2018

Putin inspects war games billed as Russia’s biggest-ever Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected a week-long military exercise in eastern Siberia that involves around 300,000 troops and is being billed as Russia’s biggest-ever. Speaking at a firing range in the Chita region Sept. 13, Putin lauded the troops for their “high-level” performance and insisted the war...
Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla

B-2s conduct hot-pit refueling at Wake Island

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla Crew chiefs and a fuel distribution operator deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conduct hot-pit refueling on a B-2 Spirit at Wake Island Airfield Sept. 14, 2018. Hot-p...