A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4.
The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagn hailed from Valencia, Calif.
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Valencia native identified in Thunderbird crash

Posted April 5, 2018 by by Stuart Ibberson

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4. The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagn hailed from Valencia, Calif. Del Bagno was a 2005 graduate…

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NASA awards contract to build quieter supersonic aircraft

Posted April 4, 2018 by

NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award April 3 of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump.

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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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Honorary commanders get glimpse of 412th MSG mission

Posted March 26, 2018 by Steve Zapka and Laura Motes

A group of community leaders and their guests visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of the Honorary Commanders Program March 16.

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Edwards Flight Test Museum prepares to launch!

Posted March 21, 2018 by Bob Alvis

As I’m looking forward to the ground breaking of the new Air Force Flight Test Museum next week, I thought it would be a good time to head out to Edwards and see what my good friends George Welsh and Tony Moore could share with me about the new facility that many in the aviation world are waiting for with great anticipation.

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FTHF to break ground on new museum building

Posted March 21, 2018 by

The Flight Test Historical Foundation will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m., March 23 for the new Air Force Flight Test Museum Campus.

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NASA Armstrong successfully flies new subscale aircraft

Posted March 16, 2018 by

The Subscale Research Lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California recently introduced a not-so-small MicroCub, a 60-percent-scale super cub modified by Armstrong to support engineering campaigns focused on the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

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SOFIA return to flight delayed

Posted March 14, 2018 by

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, remains in Hamburg, Germany, to address a repair that was discovered during a routine inspection and repair cycle, known as a C-Check.

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Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference had something for everyone

Posted March 7, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

From bombers to bangled cuffs, the 46th Annual Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference had a little something for everyone. Held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, the themed conference, “Small Business, Big Results” had a new layout with more time to network and visit with vendors.

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Hangar flying and the student: A challenge

Posted March 2, 2018 by Bob Alvis

From the days we played Army and read comic books featuring the Greatest Generation in the roles of super heroes, we were never short of the desire to want to learn more. Today’s Captain America, to our generation, was not a make-believe character -- he or she was a real living, breathing person that could show up in our lives at any moment.

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