Aerotech News and Review – April 1, 2022

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. Aerotech News and Review – April 1, 2022

Welcome to the April 1, 2022, issue of Aerotech News and Review. Our cover story this week tells how the Association of Defense Communities has named the Antelope Valley as one of five Great American Defense Communities for 2022. And if you weren’t already aware, there’s a new Civil Patrol Flight at Air Force Plant 42.

As we honor those who served in Vietnam this week, Bob Alvis shares the story of Col. Norman Schmidt, a Vietnam War-era Air Force pilot who died while a POW in North Vietnam.

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Other highlights include:

  • A recap of the Plane Crazy Saturday presentation by Mason Hutchison, the lead mechanical engineer for Stratolaunch;
  • A story about how women at Edwards Air Force Base are testing new aircrew flight equipment; and
  • An update on the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology aircraft.

And of course, our highlights from On This Date where we mark the beginning of the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo, Jackie Cochran receiving the first of five Harmon Trophy, first flight of Space Shuttle Challenger, and the first flight of the Boeing X-37, among others.

Hard copies will be available at our usual delivery points throughout the Antelope Valley, including Edwards AFB, beginning April 1. Pick one up when you’re out and about, or visit our website, www.aerotechnews.com, for much more aerospace and defense industry news, and “Like” our Facebook page to receive daily news updates.

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