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Defense

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

Posted March 23, 2015 by David Vergun

Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS.

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U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

Posted March 23, 2015 by

More than 300 staff, students and graduate “Testers” of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrated 70 years since the school was established at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., March 12.

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Space

F. E. Warren conducts Minuteman III missile test launch from Vandenberg

Posted March 23, 2015 by

A team Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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Veterans

SecNav commemorates Battle of Iwo Jima

Posted March 23, 2015 by

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus arrived on Iwo To, the island formerly known as Iwo Jima, March 21 to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Iwo Jima.

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Events

Permitted, banned items

Posted March 21, 2015 by

All permitted items will be inspected prior to admission to the flight line. It is strongly recommended that spectators minimize the number and size of permitted items to reduce delay into the flight line area.

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Events

History Panel: Aviation History in the Antelope Valley

Posted March 21, 2015 by

The 2015 Los Angeles County Air Show History Panel will feature a speaker panel of distinguished pilots who personify “Aviation History in the Antelope Valley.” These men flew, among other aircraft, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, F-117 Nighthawk and the F-35 Lightning II. This renowned panel of veterans will discuss their contribution to aviation history. The…

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The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales

Posted March 21, 2015 by

From March 20 until March 22, the Budweiser Clydesdales will make several appearances in the area, including at the Pyrobatic Night Show and Concert at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds and at the William J. Fox Airfield in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Air Show. The eight-horse hitch team and red wagon will be available…

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On the ground

Posted March 21, 2015 by

Throughout the flight line, spectators will be able to explore static aircraft displays, interact with pilots and crew members, and experience interactive attractions and educational exhibits designed to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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FAQ

Posted March 21, 2015 by

Q. Is parking free? A. No, parking is not free. Only cash will be accepted for parking. The fee for each vehicle is $10 (Oversized trailers, motor homes and busses are $30) and does not include exit and re-entry. Q. Do I need to buy my children tickets? A. Children 5 years old and under are…

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Health & Safety

Air Show Tips

Posted March 21, 2015 by

Health & Safety • Be cautious around aircraft and other displays that may have exposed sharp corners and edges that may damage skin. • Air shows are large events and guests must cover great distances to see all of the show. Plan to walk a great deal throughout the day and wear comfortable shoes. •…

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