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.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Executive Sweet takes flight during open house

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis An A6M Zero and a B-25J Mitchell perform during the open house at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 9. The two aircraft were a part of the Legacy Bombers act which performe...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sanjay Allen

Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sanjay Allen A P-51 Mustang flies over the airfield at the Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 9. The P-51 served in nearly every combat zone during World War II, and later ...
 
 
Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds

Museum moving one brick at a time.

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Everyone can become a part of the legendary history of Edwards Air Force Base by purchasing a personalized $100 brick from the Air Force Flight Test Historical Foundation. The money raised is to ...
 

 
DFRC-anniversary

50 years of aerostructures research, technology highlighted

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA Armstrong Flight Loads Laboratory chief test engineer Larry Hudson (at left) displays the hot structures loads testing of the carbon-silicon-carbide ruddervator conducted in the lab to Aerost...
 
 

Reunions – November 2014

Attack Sqdn VA-163 “Saints” Nov. 5-8 Pensacola, Fla. For more information, contact Gordon Hunter at (770) 475-0713 or email gordonhunter60@gmail.com.   47th BWA Nov. 5-9 Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Dates: For more information, contact Bill Day at (850) 862-5997 or email wday7692@cox.net.   MCB 5 Vietnam Vets Nov. 5-11 Branson, Iowa For more information, contact...
 
 

AV Wall: The Mobile Vietnam Veterans Wall for the Antelope Valley

The AV Wall will be on display through Nov. 11 at the Palmdale Amphitheater. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m., Nov. 7, and Taps will be played nightly at 10 p.m., although there is free, 24-hour public access to The Wall. Nov. 8 there will be a candlelight memorial walk honoring the AV...
 




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=""> <strike> <strong>