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A U.S. Air Force and Boeing aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 fighter jet in flight Feb. 10. The air refueling was the program's first using the KC-46's hose and drogue system. It took place in the skies over Washington State.
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne achieved a major milestone under the Hydrocarbon Boost program, which is advancing domestic rocket engine technologies in support of next generation launch.
The Flight Test Historical Foundation honored U-2 and SR-71 pilots during the annual Gathering of Eagles dinner at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Oct. 24.
Jan. 17 marks the 25th anniversary of the start of Operation Desert Storm. On the morning of Aug. 2, 1990, Iraq invaded nearby Kuwait. In less than four hours, Iraqi forces occupied the capital, Kuwait City, and Iraqi president Saddam Hussein soon annexed the country as the 19th province of Iraq.