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Wednesday
Jul092014

Watching the Oldest Air Race with a Classic

The Abingdon Co. is proudly sponsoring the oldest, annual, all-female cross country air race in the United States and is the official watch of the Air Race Classic (ARC). The ARC is launching its ten-stop race from June 16th–19th, 2014, starting from Concord, Calif. and ending in New Cumberland, Penn.

Watching the Ladies

The Abingdon Co. is proudly sponsoring the oldest, annual, all-female cross country air race in the United States and is the official watch of the Air Race Classic (ARC). The ARC is launching its ten-stop race from June 16th–19th, 2014, starting from Concord, Calif. and ending in New Cumberland, Penn.

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Friday
Jun062014

Polish Military Decorates AF Special Ops Civilian

By Chief Master Sgt. Jesse Hall, Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs

The Polish Armed Forces awarded one of its highest military decorations May 6 to an Air Force Special Operations Command civilian.

Roy Vaughn, an AFSOC exercise planner, received the Polish Armed Forces Medal during a ceremony in Warsaw, Poland. Vaughn played a major role in training PAF to operate internationally.

“The actions and assistance provided by Mr. Vaughn have helped ensure the security of Poland,” said Col. Piotr Gastal, commander of Poland’s Grupa Reagowania Operacyjno-Manewrowego, which translates to Operational Maneuver Response Group. “With his help, the GROM has become an effective partner in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the other regions where we are engaged in battle.”

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Friday
Jun062014

70th Anniversary of D-Day

Historic Flight at Kilo 7 has organized a very rare “Diamond Four” formation of P-51 Mustangs to visit thirty cities and towns in Western Washington on June 6th, the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Lead by HFF’s D-Day veteran (four sorties over the beaches of Normandy), P-51B Impatient Virgin, the formation will launch from Paine Field at 9 a.m. and conclude operations at approximately 3 p.m. with a noontime tour of downtown Seattle. Special visits include Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Gray Army Airfield. Operations will extend as far north as Bellingham, as far south as Olympia. Visit HFF to witness return of the aircraft.  

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Friday
Jun062014

Pilot Plans to Be Youngest Circumnavigator 

By EAA Staff

Matt Guthmiller perched atop the Bonanza he aims to fly around the world beginning May 27. (David Max Steinberg/EAAOn May 27, Matt Guthmiller, 19, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, embarked on an around the world flight that could land him a Guinness World Record. Guthmiller planned a May 27 departure from Gillespie Field in El Cajon, Calif., estimating to arrive back at the end of June after flying a total of 28,000 miles.

Guthmiller, a computer science freshman at MIT in Cambridge, Mass., was inspired after reading about Jack Wiegand last year, who at 21 years old became the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world. Several months later, Australian Ryan Campbell, 19, broke that record. Both of those young pilots attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2013.

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Monday
Apr072014

Textron AirLand’s Scorpion Completes Additional Test Flights and Participates in Industry Conferences

Textron AirLand’s Scorpion jet in test flight over Wichita, Kansas on February 13, 2014. (Photo: Business Wire)Textron AirLand, LLC, a joint venture between Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) and AirLand Enterprises, LLC, today announced that the Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft completed additional test flights in January and February. The most recent test flight occurred on February 13.

The Scorpion team is planning to conduct several hundred hours of additional flight tests in 2014, each flight targeting specific objectives pushing the aircraft’s airspeed, altitude, and performance envelope. “Overall, we’ve had very positive results through the initial test flights. In these early flights, we have evaluated the aircraft performance and tested a wide range of mechanical and electronic systems. The Scorpion is a very agile platform and I’m confident in the airframe as we continue through the test and evaluation phase,” commented Dan Hinson, chief test pilot for the Scorpion team and 23-year veteran Navy pilot.

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