July 20, 2018

Aerotech News Digital Edition – July 20, 2018

A Boeing KC-46A tanker prepares for receiver certification testing, conducted out of Boeing Field in Seattle. The Boeing/U.S. Air Force test team recently completed all flight testing that is required prior to first delivery. Testing included receiver certification flights with KC-135, F-16 and C-17 aircraft.

Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley and Edwards AFB, CA – July 20, 2018

Aerotech News Digital Edition - July 20, 2018
Aerotech News Digital Edition – July 20, 2018

Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! The KC-46 reached an important program milestone in early July, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October. Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Seattle’s Boeing Field in June, and piloted the aircraft in between test points on a scheduled test mission. Read more in this week’s cover story. Clicking through to page 10 of this issue, we take a look at NASA’s 2018 Student Airborne Research Program. Now in its 10th year, the program gives participating undergrad students the opportunity to participate in all aspects of a NASA Airborne Science research campaign. The students recently concluded a portion of their research, based out of out of the Armstrong Flight Research facility in Palmdale. To our north, from Mojave Air and Space Port, Cathy Hansen brings us news of the retirement of Carl Ingram.

Affectionately known as “The Voice” of Mojave Tower, Ingram has served as Air Traffic Control manager at Dynamic Science Mojave Air & Space Port Tower since April 2006. And in this week’s installment of High Desert Hangar Stories, Bob Alvis gives us a look at test pilot Joe Walker through the eyes of his son, Jim. Walker was an inspiration to many not only through his exploits in the skies, but in his everyday life as a family man. You’ll enjoy this look at a man whose name is familiar to many in the A.V. – click through to page 6 to enjoy this story. And that’s just a sample of what we have prepared for you in this week’s edition of Aerotech News! 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 above and access a digital copy of 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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