PALMDALE -- Palmdale's municipal airpark honoring Air Force Plant 42's workers and aircraft will be renamed for former Councilman Joe Davies, whose four decades of civic involvement included commanding the production and flight-test
Since its First Flight, July 27, 2003, A700 Serial Number One has flown more than 400 hours, providing important aerodynamic, systems test data and interior development that creates a baseline for the upcoming FAA flight-test
program during Type Certification.
The GAO report implies flight-test
results come as a big bang at the end of the program when, in fact, we learn as we go from each ground and flight event,'' the Lockheed Martin statement said.
Our maintainers did amazing work to bring two airplanes up to a condition where we could continue flight-test
work to be able to give Langley pilots, basically the operators, a full envelope for the aircraft.
NASA and private industry plan to use the services and facilities of Edwards Air Force Base and the Mojave Airport to support the development of new technologies, primarily through flight-test
and engine-testing activities.
U-2 56-6721 did flight-test
work for 24 years, including programs in which it tested at high altitude devices designed to be fitted to orbiting satellites.
Vanhoy was recognized for his commitment to flight-test
engineering, safety and education, the council said.
Plans call for two teams to be awarded contracts in the summer to build flight-test
vehicles that will be flown in 2008.
sequence began with a target vehicle launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
The PLV is serving as the surrogate Ground-Based Interceptor during the ongoing GMD flight-test
The two-phase flight-test
program uses a Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems BAC 1-11 jet.