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Aerotech News Digital Edition – October 19, 2018

Posted October 22, 2018 by

Welcome to the Aerotech News and Review Digital Edition! We pay tribute this week to the life of Stratolaunch Systems founder Paul Allen, who passed away Oct. 15 after a battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 65.

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Headlines – October 19, 2018

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News Air Force identifies Guard pilot killed in Ukraine crash – The U.S. Air Force on Oct 17 identified the American pilot killed in a crash of a Ukrainian Su-27 aircraft as Lt. Col. Seth “Jethro” Nehring, of the California Air National Guard.   Super Hornet engine catches fire in flight – A Super Hornet…

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News Briefs – October 19, 2018

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Koreas, U.S.-led UN Command discuss disarming border area North and South Korea and the U.S.-led United Nations Command are meeting to discuss efforts to disarm a military zone the rivals control within their shared border under a peace agreement between the Koreas. South Korea’s Defense Ministry said that the Oct. 16 talks at the Panmunjom…

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The Stunt Pilot Ace

Posted October 19, 2018 by Bob Alvis

Gen. Robert L. Scott was a man that needed no introduction in America for decades. As one of the Flying Tiger pilots in China during World War II, the West Point graduate became the hero that inspired a nation at war with his daring and skills became an Ace in an outfit that captured America’s attention in weekly headlines.

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U.S. Airman involved in Su-27UB Crash

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A Ukrainian Su-27UB fighter aircraft crashed Oct. 16 at approximately 5 p.m. local time during exercise Clear Sky 2018 in the Khmelnytskyi region, Ukraine. One U.S. service member and one Ukrainian service member died in the crash. The Air Force Oct. 17 identified the pilot as Lt. Col. Seth “Jethro” Nehring, a pilot with the California…

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Helicopter crash on board USS Ronald Reagan

Posted October 19, 2018 by AP

A U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan Oct. 19, causing non-fatal injuries to a dozen sailors, the Navy said. The Navy’s 7th Fleet said in a statement that the Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff the morning of Oct. 19 while the carrier was off the Philippine coast.

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Headlines – October 17, 2018

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News Who would replace Mattis? – Given Mattis’s popularity with key segments of Trump’s base, the administration will likely set him up for a graceful exit, rather than an embarrassing firing. But a number of names are already being floated as his replacement.   Air Force: Hurricane damage to Tyndall F-22s ‘less than we feared,’…

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News Briefs – October 17, 2018

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U.S. military airstrike in Somalia kills 4 al-Shabab fighters The U.S. military says it has conducted an airstrike that killed four al-Shabab extremists after “partner forces came under small arms fire.” The U.S. Africa Command says the Oct. 14 airstrike was carried out near the community of Araara in Lower Juba region in the south….

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Headlines – October 15, 2018

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News Some Air Force, Navy F-35s resume flying after grounding – The Air Force and Navy said Oct. 12 that some of their F-35 Lightning IIs are once again flying, a day after the military grounded the entire fleet of its most advanced fighters.   Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China…

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News Briefs – October 15, 2018

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Tyndall Air Force Base sustains ‘catastrophic’ damage Tyndall Air Force Base suffered catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle, ripping roofs off airplane hangars, tossing vehicles around a parking lot and leaving a fighter jet that had been on display flipped over on the ground. The home to the nation’s 325th Fighter…

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