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Legendary pilot passes

The aviation world is mourning the death of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, who inspired millions of aviation enthusiasts with his spectacular acrobatic flying in more air shows than anyone in history. Dubbed the “greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived” by Jimmy Doolittle, and beloved for his straw hat and gentlemanly demeanor, Hoover was 94. A…

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USS Detroit commissioned in namesake city

The crew of USS Detroit (LCS 7) brought its ship to life before a crowd of nearly 6,500 in front of the iconic General Motors building at the Port of Detroit.

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Raytheon chooses US site to manufacture Air Force jet trainer

Raytheon plans to build the T-100 Integrated Air Training System on a shovel-ready site in Mississippi.

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CH-53K King Stallion passes initial operational testing

Lockheed Martin announced Oct. 21 the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed initial operational testing by the U.S. Marine Corps to verify the key capabilities of the heavy lift helicopter.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Sometimes the greatness of an airplane and its history can be lost because it was just an everyday work horse that just went about its job without much fanfare -- Thus the story of 17799.

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This week in flight test history: Yeager breaks sound barrier

Posted  October 14, 2016

Air Force photograph At Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Oct. 14, 1947, on his ninth powered flightin the airplane, Capt. Charles E. Chuck Yeager piloted the Bell X-1 Glamorous   Glennis, named after his wife, to a speed of 699.4 mph at 43,000 feet (Mach 1.06), and became the first to exceed the…

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Headlines – October 14, 2016

Posted  October 14, 2016

News U.S. troops face new threat as ISIS deploys flying IEDs – Drone warfare recently entered a new chapter in which America’s adversaries can successfully deliver explosives via cheap, commercially-available unmanned aircraft, challenging the U.S. military to go on the defensive.   Missile attacks on U.S. ships: A threat to deployed forces and a new…

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News Briefs – October 14, 2016

Posted  October 14, 2016

Russian military test-fires 3 ballistic missiles in same day The Russian military has test-fired three ballistic missiles in one day, drills that come amid a U.S.-Russian rift over Syria. The Defense Ministry said a nuclear submarine of the Russian Pacific Fleet launched an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Sea of Okhotsk off Russia’s far east…

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NASA plans first beyond visual line-of-sight drone demo

Posted  October 14, 2016

In mid-October NASA partners will fly five unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, beyond visual line-of-sight of their human operators-in-command, to test planning, tracking and alerting capabilities of NASA’s UAS traffic management research platform.

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Boeing provides more than $3 billion annual economic benefit in Canada

Posted  October 14, 2016

Boeing contributes more than $3 billion annually to Canada’s economic growth and development, according to a study commissioned by the company. Through its operations in Winnipeg and elsewhere, along with direct and indirect economic effects, Boeing supports more than 17,000 jobs across Canada according to the study done by Doyletech Corporation. The analysis also found…

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