Events

March 19, 2014

NASA Armstrong aircraft, exhibits featured at L.A. County Air Show

NASA’s high-altitude ER-2 aircraft No. 806 lifts off the runway at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif. NASA operates two ER-2s for airborne science research, electronic sensor research and development, satellite calibration and satellite data validation.

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center will have a major presence at the inaugural Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at the William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif.

The air show on Friday and Saturday is being headlined by the Blue Angels, the U. S. Navy’s precision aerobatic flight demonstration team, which will be flying their spectacular tight-formation flight demonstration both afternoons.

The show will also feature numerous aerobatic flight demonstrations by civilian performers, flyovers of military and civilian aircraft and historic World War II and Korean War-era military aircraft from noon to 3 p.m. each day, followed by the Blue Angels performance in the team’s F/A-18 Hornets.

One of NASA Armstrong’s two Lockheed ER-2 high-altitude Earth Resources aircraft will be part of flight demonstrations both days, with the long-winged aircraft scheduled to make a low-level flyover about 12:30 p.m. The ER-2s, civilian versions of the Air Force’s U-2S reconnaissance aircraft but without military equipment, fly environmental science and satellite data verification missions from their base at the center’s Bldg. 703 adjacent to Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale.

NASA Armstrong’s T-34C Mentor, shown here flying over Lake Isabella, Calif., provides mission support and safety chase for research flights by slower aircraft and also serves as a platform for photography and video purposes.

Scores of exhibits and displays on the ground will profile the area’s past and present aerospace and technology heritage. Several of NASA Armstrong’s varied fleet of research and mission support aircraft will be on display, including a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 similar to those flown by the Navy’s Blue Angels and a Beechcraft T-34C Mentor that is used for a variety of mission support roles.

On the ground, several of NASA Armstrong’s varied fleet of research and mission support aircraft will be on display, including a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 similar to those flown by the Navy’s Blue Angels and a Beechcraft T-34C Mentor that is used for a variety of mission support roles.

A variety of exhibits ranging from a high-altitude pressure suit and an infrared camera to exhibits detailing NASA’s aeronautics and space technology research efforts will be at the NASA Armstrong tent toward the east end of the flight line. In addition, several of NASA Armstrong’s pilots and flight test engineers will be available to sign autographs during the two-day extravaganza. A full-size, inflatable model of the Mars Curiosity Rover will also be part of the NASA exhibit.

The NASA exhibits will be immediately adjacent to a large tent showcasing Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities in local industry and schools, including robotics demonstrations by the Lancaster High School Eagle Robotics team and other STEM-related hands-on activities and demonstrations.

For ticket prices and further information about the Los Angeles County Air Show, visit www.lacountyairshow.com.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines August 28, 2015

Business: Rafale, Mistral on agenda for Le Drian in Malaysia, India¬†– French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is due to visit Malaysia Aug. 30, with talks expected to cover the Rafale fighter jet and Mistral helicopter carrier, website La Tribune reported. U.S. Army to choose new landing craft next year¬†– In line with the Pentagon’s...
 
 

News Briefs August 28, 2015

Boeing plans to lay off some Southern California workers Boeing has announced that it plans to lay off employees at its Southern California-based satellite division. The Los Angeles Times reports that the aerospace giant said Aug. 25 that it will lay off as many as several hundred employees at the El Segundo factory. Boeing says...
 
 

Special tactics Airmen killed in hostile incident

Two special tactics airmen, who were deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, were killed near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan, Aug. 26. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, and SSgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, were at a vehicle checkpoint when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces uniforms opened fire on them. NATO service members...
 

 

Hurricane Hunters to fly Tropical Storm Erika

The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are operating out of Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., flying their state-of-the-art WC-130J Super Hercules into Tropical Storm Erika in support of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew four missions into the tropical storm from their deployed location at St. Croix in the...
 
 
LM-MUOS

U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin ready to launch MUOS-4 Aug. 31

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fourth Mobile User Objective System secure communications satellite, MUOS-4, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 31 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V...
 
 

Pentagon probing alleged distorting of war intelligence

The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Islamic State campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments to exaggerate progress against the militant group, a defense official said Aug. 26. The official was not authorized to discuss the probe publicly and so spoke on condition of anonymity. The investigation was...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>