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Pet, plane lovers come to Mojave

Posted November 21, 2012 by Rebecca Amber

Since its start, Mojave Airportís Plane Crazy Saturday has had a wide array of featured aircraft and pilots. On Nov. 17, the event took a unique turn in featuring one of the ways that general aviation can ìimprove our quality of life. Bonny Schumaker, Ph.D., president and founder of the non-profit organization On Wings of…

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Thunderbirds give up-close look to academy-bound student

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Headlining the 2015 Los Angeles County Airshow March 21-22 was U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds.

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News Briefs June 1, 2015

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Navy, Coast Guard investigate Arizona Memorial dock mishap The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in a mishap that damaged the USS Arizona Memorial’s dock is sending investigators to Hawaii to probe what happened. Military Sealift Command spokesman Tom Van Leunen said in an email May 29 operations chief Capt. Dean Vesely is leading…

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News Briefs July 15, 2015

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Panel: Shifting cargo likely caused 2013 Afghanistan crash Federal transportation officials say a military vehicle aboard an overloaded plane in Afghanistan broke free, likely leading to the 2013 crash that killed all seven crew members. The National Transportation Safety Board said July 14 an improperly secured Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle went through the bulkhead….

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Antelope Valley man just as busy in retirement as he was during active duty

Posted March 30, 2012 by

After spending more than 30 years of living on the edge while test flying America’s multi-million dollar military fighter jets and expending the flight envelope of each airplane he tested, Lancaster, Calif., resident John Fergione, now retired, says…

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Revitalize Mojave Program praised by Kern County planner

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

Lorelei Oviatt, Kern County Planning and Community Development Commissioner, had high praise for the Mojave Home Town Pride REvitalize program that the chamber of commerce has organized. “You are so ahead of the game,” she said recently. Because of what has been accomplished, she is seeking $100,000 of funding from the Board of Supervisors to…

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California airport developer charged with conspiracy

Posted March 27, 2013 by AP

The man tasked with developing a former Air Force base into the San Bernardino International Airport has been charged with conspiracy and perjury, prosecutors said March 25. Scot M. Spencer was arrested in Boca Raton, Fla., March 24 on five felony counts, and an investor and alleged co-conspirator, Felice G. Luciano, remained a fugitive, San…

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Friends support the Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Posted May 1, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy held its inaugural Friends of the Academy Benefit Dinner April 23 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center and raised more than $26,000 for their scholarship fund.

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Bechtel makes generous donation to museum

Posted June 5, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds David ìJesterî Smith and Lisa Grey of the Flight Test Historical Foundation receive a $25,000 donation from Brian Sheridan and Richard Tighe on behalf of Bechtel National, Inc. The Flight Test Historical Foundation and the Air Force Flight Test Museum are a bit closer to their goal of moving the…

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News Briefs August 7, 2015

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Pakistan army helicopter crashes in northwest; eight killed Pakistani police say a military helicopter has crashed in a mountainous region in northwest Pakistan, killing at least eight people on board. Police official Fida Khan says the helicopter was on the way to the northern town of Gilgit when it went down Aug. 6 near the…

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