Aerotech News Digital Edition – January 10, 2020


Aerotech News and Review – Digital and Print Journal of Aerospace, Defense Industry and Veteran News, serving the Antelope Valley (“Aerospace Valley”) and Edwards AFB, CA. An Publication. – January 10, 2020

  Aerotech News Digital Edition - January 10, 2020

Greetings, everyone, and welcome to the first issue of Aerotech News for 2020! What better way to start off a new year than to look back at the accomplishments of the last one? Aerospace Valley continues to be a place where history is made and milestones achieved, with effects that ripple out world-wide. Here is a sampling of some of the highlights of 2019:

  • January – Boeing delivers first KC-46A to USAF: page 2
  • February – Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity reaches space: page 3
  • March – XQ-58A Valkyrie completes inaugural flight in Yuma: page 3
  • April – Stratolaunch takes to the skies over Mojave Air and Space Port; historic Northrop N9MB flying wing crashes in Norco, pilot lost: page 5
  • June – USAF successfully tests AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon at EAFB: page 8
  • July – Farewell and Blue Skies to Bob Gilliland and Johnny Armstrong; Apollo 11 anniversary; earthquake rattles China Lake: page 8
  • August – Edwards 412th TW demonstrates increased B-1B weapons capacity; another farewell to EAFB Civ-Mil founder Aida O’Connor: page 10
  • September – Historic Silver Spitfire aircraft visits Mojave; WWII vet/ French Legion of Honor recipient Henry Ochsner passes away: page 10
  • October – X-57 Maxwell delivered to Edwards AFB; Flight Test Historical Foundation Gathering of Eagles salutes 30th anniversary of B-2: page 12
  • November – AV Wall 10th Anniversary display in Palmdale: page 13
  • December – Trump creates sixth branch of military, the US Space Force: page 13

And this is just a taste of what’s waiting for you, in this special Year In Review edition of Aerotech News and Review! Hard copies of the publication are available at our usual delivery points throughout the Antelope Valley – pick one up when you’re out and about this weekend, or click on the link above and access a digital copy, viewable on your computer or mobile device. “Like” our Facebook page for daily news updates and access to our website, story and photo archives. It’s our privilege to serve you – have a great weekend! #aerotechnews #eafbnews #explorethe661