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 AerotechNews.com Publication. – October 29, 2021
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Hello everyone, and thanks for checking out the October 29th issue of Aerotech News and Review! “Gathering of Eagles 2021: Battle of the X-Planes” took off in fine fashion October 23rd, as a crowd of aerospace and aviation aficionados assembled to honor key figures in the X-32 and X-35 Joint Strike fighter development and acquisition program. Proceeds from the event support the ongoing efforts to raise the roof of the new Flight Test Museum building, under construction outside the main gate of Edwards Air Force Base. Toward that end, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots stepped up with a $100,000 contribution, earmarked for the Bob Hoover Library and SETP STEM classrooms at the new facility. The Hoover Library will serve as the future home of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots Archives, and cements the SETP’s decision to co-locate with the new museum. This is one more example of how Aerospace Valley’s rich flight test history is being leveraged to provide education opportunities for new generations — and we have full coverage for you, in this week’s edition of Aerotech News! Click on the link below for your free, digital copy of Aerotech, viewable on your desktop or mobile device.
Here are some highlights from this week’s issue:
- Friendly rivals re-fight historic ‘Battle of the X-Planes’: page 3
- Bob Hoover: a pilot’s pilot: page 4
- NASA communicator Cam Martin: Soaring over California: page 6
- On This Date: Joe Walker and the “Flying Bedstead,” birth of the Ninety-Nines and more: page 7
- High Desert Hangar Stories: Test Pilot Joseph C. McConnell – The story behind F-86 Sabre “Beauteous Butch”: page 8
All this and much more, in this edition of Aerotech News and Review! Hard copies of this week’s paper will be available at our usual delivery points throughout the Antelope Valley, including Edwards AFB, beginning October 29th. Pick one up when you’re out and about, or visit our website, www.aerotechnews.com, for much more aerospace and defense industry news. “Like” our Facebook page for daily news updates – we now regularly cross-post news and features from the military bases we serve throughout the desert Southwest, as an extension of our military and defense community. As always, THANK YOU for your support – it’s our privilege to serve you! Be safe, and be well. #aerotechnews #eafbnews #explorethe661, #AerospaceValley