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A Gathering of Eagles: Design evolution of the F-22 Raptor

Posted October 21, 2017 by Eric Hehs

Illustration showing the design evolution of the F-22 Raptor. Lockheed had done the first studies by the early 1970s for a ‘superstealth’ air-to-ground attack airplane for the U.S. Navy. Lockheed used superstealth to refer to a significant improvement in an aircraft’s stealth characteristics. – Bart Osborne, program manager for Lockheed Tactical Systems in 1972 A…

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The Air Force of Edwards — with feathers!

Posted October 20, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Yes, it was one thing to be moonlighting to make an extra buck and yes, being raised in the desert meant that wildlife has always been an attraction for those of us that understood the danger. Deep down inside, it was a fascination with these creatures that sparked our passion.

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California Airmen provide communication support to wildfire evacuees

Posted October 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Crystal Housman

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Hideyoshi Izume A Mobile Emergency Operations Center from the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Attack Wing at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., is set up at Napa Valley College in Napa, Calif., to provide communications support to victims of the Northern California fires Oct. 11, 2017. The MEOC provided…

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AFMC commander presents TPS with AF-level award

Posted October 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

It takes a lot of hard work and a total team effort to send dozens of new flight test pilots and engineers into the world.

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LA Fleet Week Navy photograph by PO3 Abigail Rader Mineman 1st Class Josh Garza, stationed aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Scout (MCM 8), from Lancaster, Calif., observes a gorilla at the LA Zoo during the second annual Los Angeles Fleet Week. LA Fleet Week is an opportunity for the American public to meet…

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World View successfully flight tests groundbreaking altitude control technology

Posted October 18, 2017 by

Long-duration stratospheric research missions could allow scientists to collect vast amounts of data continuously for their payloads. Such missions could benefit NASA by maturing future space technology as well as allowing for Earth observations, such as storm monitoring and forest fire tracking.

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NASA technology may reduce airframe noise during landing

Posted October 18, 2017 by

NASA has concluded a flight test series to investigate technologies that may significantly reduce airframe noise for communities near airports. The flights, which gathered data that will be used to examine the acoustic benefits of two NASA aeronautical technologies, were completed in October.

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Allies in the sky

Posted October 13, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport refueled an B-52 Stratofortress from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., in the skies over California this past September.

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70th anniversary of supersonic flight

Posted October 13, 2017 by

In honor of 70 years of supersonic flight, Edwards Air Force Base will be flying an outreach formation flight over the Antelope Valley Oct. 13. A B-1 and F-16s formation flight at low altitude will traverse the Antelope Valley. The formation will then fly over Rosamond, Bakersfield and Mojave. An additional formation of fighter jets…

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Scaled completes first flight of new experimental aircraft, Model 401

Posted October 11, 2017 by

Scaled Composites is proud to announce the rollout and first flight of its most recent project, experimental aircraft Model 401.

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