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Stratolaunch moves closer to first flight

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The world’s largest aircraft, the Stratolaunch, moved closer to making its first flight Feb. 24-25 as it completed another major milestone. At the Mojave Air and Space Port, the aircraft sped down the runway at 40 knots (46mph) in its latest low-speed taxi test, firing all six of its 8,940-pound engines. In a written statement…

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AVC sponsors 32nd Annual Los Angeles County Science Olympiad

Posted March 2, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Antelope Valley College hosted the 32nd Annual Los Angeles County Science Olympiad Feb. 17. During the Olympiad, students took part in numerous events including team problem solving, technical writing, building airplanes and other scientific contraptions.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Jeffrey Myers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an…

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A different look at history

Posted February 16, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Those of you who are students of history and enjoy the subject are the ones who will carry it forward to future generations.

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A 95th Birthday for D-Day ‘Screaming Eagles’ paratrooper

Posted February 16, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

Get to 95, and pretty soon you are looking at a century. So, it was nearly a century ago, Feb. 3, 1923, that Henry Ochsner entered the world.

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Los Angeles County Ari Show awards scholarships to three exceptional local HS seniors

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Three local high school seniors will receive a $2,500 college scholarship for their remarkable efforts in pursuit of a higher education in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Aerospace. The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin is honored to announce the following STEM Scholarship Program recipients: Angela Zhang of Quartz…

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Flyovers: A uniquely American tradition

Posted February 2, 2018 by Bob Alvis

I stood in the middle of the street some years ago in Lancaster, as the local Veterans Day Parade was about to get underway and the power to get it rolling was in my right hand.

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MiG-21UM arrives at National Test Pilot School

Posted February 2, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

A warm, sunny day and a bright blue sky were a perfect backdrop for the grand arrival of a MiG-21UM piloted by Jim “JB” Brown, vice president and chief operating officer of the National Test Pilot School, at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

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Vets4Veterans group raises more than $10,000 for local programs

Posted February 2, 2018 by Dennis Anderson

The soldier was dying, and he knew he did not have long to live. That was why he was in hospice care.

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“I’m sad to see it go” – Doc Burch and the glory days of Quartz Hill Airport

Posted January 24, 2018 by Bob Alvis

In 1968, country and western performer Doc Burch grew tired of the Los Angeles scene, with all its smog and drama, and went looking for a life change.

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