Aerotech News & Review September 2, 2022


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Welcome to the September 2, 2022 issue of Aerotech News and Review. Our cover story is about the Flight Test Museum at Edwards AFB and the start of Phase 2 of construction.

Also in this issue: USAF TPS Modified X-62 Accelerates Development of Tactical Autonomy for Unscrewed Aircraft; a report on plans for an inland port at the Mojave Air and Space Port; the Air Force Test Center has a summer internship program; and we share the story of test pilot Scott Crossfield’s flight in an F-100 that ended with the plane’s nose piercing through a hangar wall. In High Desert Hangar Stories, Bob Alvis revisits the 1956 mid-air collision of two passenger planes over the Grand Canyon!

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And of course, our On This Date highlights when we remember Jimmy Doolittle winning the Thompson Trophy Race in 1932; Louise Thaden becomes the first woman to win the Bendix Trophy Race; the deployment of the B-1B Lancer at Plant 42; the first flight of the Douglas C-74 Globemaster; and Chuck DeBellevue, former commander of the 6500th ABW, becoming the most successful ace of the Vietnam War.

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As always, THANK YOU for your support – it is our privilege to serve you! Be safe and be well.


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