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Forest Service sets up fire bomber base at Mojave Air and...

by Cathy Hansen special to Aerotech News The U.S. Forest Service moved their aerial firefighting operations to Mojave Air and Space Port in 2020 because the...

Nevada Air Guard helping to battle California wildfires

Firefighting activation orders were extended for Nevada Air National Guard aircrew equipped with the U.S. Forest Service’s Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS,...

VA to award more than 425 grants, $279 million to help...

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Aug. 19 it will award more than 425 grants to community organizations totaling approximately $279 million under...

Armstrong provides Mars Perseverance rover support

When the COVID-19 pandemic delayed NASA Earth science missions, the agency’s airborne science aircraft such as the C-20 and G-III Gulfstream had a new mission -- get the...
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Refueling the SR-71

by Larry Grooms, special to Aerotech News Long ago declassified, yet little known secrets of the SR-71’s Cold War spy missions burst into worldwide public...

Air Force conducts latest hypersonic weapon flight test

The Air Force took another step towards fielding a hypersonic weapon following its final captive-carry test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon under...

Local aviators will take part in V-J Day 75th anniversary celebration

by Cathy Hansen, special to Aerotech News Diane Barney and Dustin Mosher, co-owners of a 1942 Stearman bi-plane, will be flying in the Legacy of...

Joint Simulation Environment construction contract awarded

The Air Force has taken another step forward in achieving the vision of a government owned, high-fidelity, multi-platform modeling and simulation capability -- with...

An All-Star Blue Star birthday for Gulf War-Iraq vet

by Dennis Andersen, special to Aerotech News LANCASTER, Calif.--You could say Luis Gaxiola hit the "trifecta" on his birthday, with a drive-by salute from veterans...

The final reckoning: Howard Hughes and the XF-11

by Bob Alvis, special to Aerotech News When we left off our last installment of Howard Hughes and the crash of the XF-11, Hughes had...