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Westside School receives Navy grant for first underwater robotics program in the AV

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LANCASTER, Calif. Underwater robotics will make its Antelope Valley debut this year at Joe Walker STEALTH Academy. With the help of a grant from the U.S. Navy, Joe Walkerís VEX Robotics class will begin the study of this innovative technology through SeaPerch. This program allows students and teachers to build a Remotely Operated Vehicle from…

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AEDC engineers support airstart testing

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Test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., have successfully performed “airstarts” on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter over the last few weeks, an important milestone in opening up the aircraft’s test syllabus, according to a Lockheed Martin test pilot. During an in-flight “airstart” the pilot secures…

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Civ-Mil Support Group elects officers, directors

Posted August 18, 2012 by by Raphael Jaffe

Business transacted at the Aug. 9 meeting of the Edwards Civ-Mil Support Group directors included annual elections, reports on the Edwards improvements projects, and a recap of the barbeque and the Aerospace Appreciation weekend at the JetHawks. The Airman’s Attic beautification project has been completed. Civ-Mil’s success in obtaining appliances to be donated to junior…

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California ANG battles raging wildfires

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The California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing is providing two specialized firefighting C-130J aircraft and crews to assist with wildfires raging across the state.

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Museum’s YF-117A stealth fighter is on the move

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The Air Force Flight Test Museum’s YF-117A Stealth Fighter tail number 783 is on the move. After a number of years of being displayed at the Museum’s Blackbird Park in Palmdale, Calif., it was moved to Edwards...

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Flight Test Historical Foundation celebrates 30 years

Posted October 18, 2012 by by Linda KC Reynolds

A celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Flight Test Historical Foundation and a reunion of Eagles took place Oct. 13 in the Grand ballroom at the University of Antelope Valley.

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Civ-Mil support group barbecue slated for July 26

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The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group invites everyone to their annual barbecue at the Hacienda Lane Ranch. On hand will be the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., leadership team: Brig. Gen. Arnie Bunch, AFFTC commander Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander Col. Amy Arwood, 95th Air Base Wing commander   Social hour runs…

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NASA chief technologist visits Mojave innovators

Posted February 1, 2013 by Raphael Jaffe

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida NASA Dryden engineer and project manager Jerry Budd shows off the recently completed 1/3-scale Twin Ventus glider center section that would be used to flight validate the aerodynamics of his Towed Glider Air-Launch concept to NASA chief technologist Mason Peck and deputy chief technologist Jim Adams as Dryden’s technology chief…

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Lockheed chief test pilot hits 1,000 hours in Raptor

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Linda KC Reynolds

Friends and family gathered April 6 to congratulate F-22 Lockheed Martin Chief Test Pilot James “JB” Brown III on his 1,000 hours of flying an F-22 at the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Brown is the first test pilot to reach 1,000 hours in a Raptor. Guests cheered as…

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NASA aircraft to fly over Los Angeles area Aug. 25

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NASA, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, will conduct training and photographic flights over the Los Angeles area Aug. 25. Two NASA jets, a T-38 and an F-18, will fly approximately 1,500 feet above Los Angeles starting at 8 a.m., PDT. If delayed by weather or other circumstances, the jets will fly at 12:30…

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