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World War II veterans honored in Tehachapi

Posted November 3, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds World War II veterans Staff Sgt. John Grenek and Capt. Robert “Bomber Bob” Wood were honored and escorted by the Patriot Guard Oct. 27. They toured Tehachapi and the Municipal Airport, where they viewed a PT-22 Stearman Airplane — the same type of aircraft used to train new pilots in…

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NASA partners with industry for 2020 Unmanned Aircraft Demo in Airspace

Posted August 31, 2018 by

With a mutual interest in performing routine Unmanned Aircraft Systems flights in the National Airspace System, NASA is collaborating with industry through cooperative agreements that are expected to lead to flights in 2020. This Cooperative Agreement Notice allows for multiple cooperative agreements starting with the effective date of award until Sept. 30, 2020. The maximum…

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Probe may improve weather forecasts

Posted February 17, 2017 by Jay Levine

NASA photograph by Lori Losey The Ikhana aircraft is flying a TAMDAR Edge probe that could significantly improve weather models and forecasts. A weather probe that eventually will relay atmospheric conditions as they are unfolding and provide data to improve weather forecasts and models, has begun to fly on NASA’s Ikhana remotely piloted aircraft. The…

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TPS Class 16A Test Eagles ready to soar to new heights

Posted December 12, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Twenty new test pilots, flight test engineers and combat systems officers enter the test world Dec. 9 as Class 16A graduates from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Virgin Orbit completes successful captive-carry flight test with ‘flying launchpad’

Posted November 19, 2018 by

On Nov. 18, a new sight appeared in the baby-blue skies over Southern California: A specially modified 747-400 carrying a 70-foot-long rocket under its wing soared through the air as part of a successful test flight for Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne.

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Lockheed recognizes local F-35 supplier with prestigious award

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin showcased its F-35 Lightning II mobile cockpit demonstrator Aug. 21 to elected officials and leaders in the business community at Crissair, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc., and recipient of the 2017 Elite Supplier Award for its dedication and contribution to the success of the F-35 program.

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Early aviation: The realm of adventurers

Posted July 6, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Here in the record-setting Antelope Valley, we’ve become accustomed to the aviation milestones achieved in the skies above us, with major and minor records stacking up on almost a daily basis.

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Now boarding: All aeronautics fans to tour NASA Armstrong virtually

Posted April 20, 2018 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich The final stop of the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center Tour offers virtual-visitors the opportunity to view some of the center’s small Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles; aircraft used in various flight research missions at NASA. It is now possible to experience NASA’s premier flight research center through a new 3-D virtual…

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Military Retiree Appreciation Day slated for May 19

Posted May 4, 2018 by Laura Motes

Courtesy photograph Edwards AFB hosted more than 300 guests at last year’s Retiree Appreciation Day. The 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day is scheduled for May 19. Edwards Air Force Base’s 2018 Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., May 19 in Hanger 1210. Parking will be available at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot…

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Local AFSA chapter wins big

Posted April 15, 2017 by

Courtesy photograph Members of Team Edwards at the AFSA Division 6 Convention in Las Vegas. Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., dominated the competition at the AFSA Division 6 Convention held in Las Vegas April 2-4, 2017. As 1 of 21 chapters within the division, eight award nominations were…

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