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Lancaster native serves on board USS Eisenhower

ATLANTIC OCEAN--Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Chris Monson, from Lancaster, Calif., vacuums micro foreign object debris aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower...

State Senator Wilk honors Tom Hilzendeger as Veteran of the Year

Senator Scott Wilk, representing the 21st Senate District, recognized U.S. Army veteran Tom Hilzendeger as the Veteran of the Year on the Senate Floor...

Stratolaunch pilot Evan Thomas talks first flight

Test pilot Evan Thomas shared what it was like to be part of the team that brought Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane, to its...

Lancaster native participates in multinational exercise in Baltic Sea region

Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Ponferrada a native of Lancaster, Calif., is participating in the Baltic Operations exercise with 18 other nations. Ponferrada serves...

DOD Test, Evaluation Director offers insight into future of testing

The Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association held their quarterly luncheon at Club Muroc on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,...

Concept to reality: NASA marks milestones in development of electric X-57

NASA’s X-57 project has marked two critical milestones, taking two major steps toward demonstrating the benefits of electric propulsion for aviation. More general aviation aircraft...

Unmanned aircraft flight tests begin at Armstrong

NASA initiated a series of flight tests back in 2012 to assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop regulations to allow the integration...

AF Academy teams up with Test Pilot School in new candidacy...

Two Air Force Academy graduates from the Class of 2019 have been nominated to attend the Air Force Test Pilot School in 2022 as...

High Desert Hangar Stories: The Stratosphere for the people

Tucked away in storage back at the Smithsonian’s restoration and long-term storage facility in Washington, D.C., rests an airplane that did more for current...

X-56A team makes project take flight

It was a brisk morning as the final checks on the lakebed and in the control room were nearly complete for the X-56A to...