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Landing zone cameras mean major improvement in C-17 training

Posted November 7, 2014 by SrA. Levin Boland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz8ZU8fSSjw&feature=player_embedded&list=UUJeD5tPnibv8jLjsdtDvQUQ A C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft pilot calculates measurements to figure out the best way to approach a small landing strip in the middle of a hostile environment in Afghanistan. The landing strip is unpaved and has no lights or painted lines to guide the pilot onto the runway. Instead, it is simply a…

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Business

Boeing, Air Canada announce order for two additional 777-300ERs

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Boeing and Air Canada announced an order Nov. 6 for two additional 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. The order, previously listed as unidentified on Boeingís Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $660 million at list prices. Air Canada currently operates 23 777s, including 17 777-300ERs and six 777-200LRs (Long Range). ìThe 777-300ER continues to provide…

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News Briefs November 5, 2014

Posted November 5, 2014 by

China develops laser system against drones Chinese engineers have successfully tested a laser weapon that can shoot down low-flying, slow-moving drones, state media reported Nov. 4. The Low Altitude Sentinel system can detect a small aircraft within a 2-kilometer (1.2-mile) radius and shoot it down within five seconds, the newspaper China Daily said, citing a…

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Events

Museum moving one brick at a time.

Posted November 5, 2014 by

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 help relocate the museum outside of the West Gate on Rosamond Blvd., so once again the general…

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Events

50 years of aerostructures research, technology highlighted

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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 Aerostructures Branch Chief Randy Thompson and to Don Lange and Chuck Harris of the Air Force Test Center. Hot structures loads testing was…

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Business

Twenty-three and counting

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Andrew McMurtrie A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the 23nd C-5M Super Galaxy from the Lockheed Martin facilities in Marietta, Ga., Nov. 4. Aircraft 87-0034 was ferried by a crew led by Brig. Gen. Derek P. Rydholm, Director of Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force…

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Veterans

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Posted November 5, 2014 by Stuart Ibberson

In 1914, World War I started in Europe. As the continent and much of the world marks the 100th anniversary, one commemoration has really struck a cord. The art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London in England is made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies placed in the moat…

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Space

Global Hawks mark five years of NASA science flights

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NASA photograph by Tom Miller NASA Global Hawk 872 is shown during an instrument checkout flight in late 2013 for the ATTREX mission conducted early this year. NASA’s pair of remotely operated Global Hawk Earth science aircraft marked a milestone Oct. 23, the fifth anniversary of the first NASA flight by a Global Hawk aircraft….

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Possible title: Civ-Mill celebrates new officers and 25 years of service

Posted November 5, 2014 by Diane Betzler

Photograph by Diane Betzler Members of the 17th Squadron Royal Navy Air Force attended the 25th Civilian Military Support Group Installation Dinner Oct. 23. The men are stationed at Edwards AFB and are the first British pilots to fly the F-35. “The F-35 is the future,” said Lt. Cmdr. Paret Thomson. He predicted the aircraft…

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NTSB holds final media brief

Posted November 5, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Mojave, Calif. The National Transportation Safety Board held their final press conferences on the investigation of the SpaceShipTwo crash, Nov. 3 at the Mojave Air and Space Port. NTSB acting chairman Christopher Hart announced that almost all of the important parts of the space vehicle needed to complete the investigation had been located. Among other…

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