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Two escape plane crash during test flight in California desert

Posted June 6, 2018 by AP

A pilot and a passenger safely ejected before their single-engine turboprop crashed during a test flight June 4 in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, a spokesman for the plane’s developer said. Both occupants are OK after successfully deploying their parachutes before the GA10 aircraft crashed about 15 miles west of Edwards Air Force Base, according to…

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Air Force Plant 42

Posted December 30, 2016 by Diane Betzler

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit John Esch addresses an audience filled with U.S. Air Force Plant 42 employees during a ceremony. Plant 42 has been around for a long time. At its birth the plant was owned and operated by the U.S. Army, it was used by the Army and the U.S. Army Air…

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Air Force contract

Posted June 24, 2017 by

Calspan Corp., Buffalo, N.Y., has been awarded a $20,907,828 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the F-16 variable stability in-flight simulator test aircraft (VISTA). Contractor will provide all maintenance and curriculum development for all Air Force Test Pilot School student sorties for the VISTA, as well as special projects. Work will be performed at Edwards…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted July 7, 2017 by Bob Alvis

A recurring subject in my column here are my stories of Lancaster’s War Eagle Field, which was the training field for the English and American pilots in World War II, located at the corner of 60th Street West and Avenue I.

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Ground broken for long-awaited Edwards’ museum

Posted March 28, 2018 by Diane Betzler

For many, Friday, March 23 was the beginnings of a dream come true.

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Honors for WWII-Korea vet at Coffee4Veterans

Posted August 18, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Photograph by Dennis Anderson From left: Rep. Steve Knight, Crazy Otto’s owner Jin Hur and Knight aide Christine Ward present Korean government honors to World War II-Korean veteran Woodrow “Pete” Randooph as Assemblyman Tom Lackey joins in the recognition. LANCASTER, Calif.–A weekly gathering of veterans at a much-loved local diner, with the improbable name Crazy…

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Airman Leadership School Class 16E graduates 30 future leaders

Posted July 8, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Thirty future NCOs and leaders graduated from Edwards AFB’s Airman Leadership School June 23, 2016. Class 16E also included one civilian and a Navy petty officer assigned to the base. ALS is a five-week-long, United States Air Force program designed to develop airmen and other eligible personnel into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first…

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NASA flies large UAV in public airspace without chase plane for first time

Posted June 13, 2018 by

NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft June 12, 2018.

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Vet home resident remembers life in Air Force

Posted May 5, 2017 by Diane Betzler

Syble Josephine Winn is the newest resident at the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif.  She says she’s not been there long enough to have found her “BFF” but says she has met many friendly people. Born and raised in a small border town back in the late 1920s, life in San…

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Lancaster Museum displays NASA Armstrong artwork ‘Probing the Sky’

Posted August 12, 2016 by

NASA photograph A portrait of Neil Armstrong painted by Robert Schaar in 2001 for the “Walk of Honor” series. The Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, Calif., will exhibit art from the collection of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center from Aug. 13 through Oct. 30. Part of the museum’s “Made in America” exhibition, “NASA…

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