Aerotech News and Review – Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley (“Aerospace Valley”) and Edwards AFB, CA – October 18, 2019
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Welcome to the October 18th edition of Aerotech News and Review! We’re getting into that busy fall event season here in Aerospace Valley, as we enter the run-up to Veterans Day and the holidays beyond. This weekend, the Flight Test Historical Foundation plays host to the annual Gathering of Eagles banquet and auction, proceeds to benefit the construction of the Air Force Flight Test Museum. Hope you have your tickets already, because it’s SOLD OUT! – but never fear: in this week’s Aerotech, we have a detailed look at this year’s event, themed to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first flight of the B-2 Spirit bomber. All this year’s Eagle honorees have ties to the B-2 program: Col. Frank T. Birk, B-2 Combined Test Force Director; Lt. Col. William “Flaps” Flanagan, Northrop Grumman Flight Test Weapon System Operator; Lt. Col. Anthony A. ‘Tony’ Imondi, Former B-2 instructor pilot; Lt. Col. Thomas J. LeBeau, Operational Test & Evaluation Pilot and B-2 Test Pilot; Robert G. “Bob” Myers, Northrop Grumman Vice President, B-2 Flight Test, and Otto J. Waniczek, Northrop Grumman Air Vehicle Manager. Click on the link below for full bios of all the honorees, as well as a look at the history of the beautiful, bat-winged bomber, in this week’s online edition of Aerotech News.
Here are some more highlights from this week’s issue (read it online by clicking on the link below):
- Mojave’s Stratolaunch changes hands: page 6
- High Desert Hangar Stories – Moving warbirds on the air show tarmac: page 8
- MCAS Miramar hosts annual air show: page 10
- Hometown Heroes – Palmdale’s Jasan Williams: page 12
All this and much more in this week’s edition of Aerotech News and Review! Pick up a copy of the paper at our usual distribution points throughout the Antelope Valley, including Edwards AFB and Tehachapi, and “Like” our page for daily news updates and access to our website, story and photo archives. Check out Plane Crazy Saturday Oct. 19th at Mojave Air and Space Port, and have a GREAT weekend! #aerotechnews #eafbnews #explorethe661