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February 16, 2010

USAF's Global Hawk Continues Reconnaissance In Haiti

Capturing Thousands Of Images Of Earthquake Damage

A U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk continues its persistent watch over Haiti. To date, the Global Hawk has flown six missions, approximately 130 hours, and provided more than 3,600 images of Port-au-Prince and areas damaged by the massive earthquake.

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Boeing Completes P-8A Weapons Ground Vibration Tests

Needed Step Before Flight Testing Later This Year

Boeing successfully completed stores (weapons) ground vibration testing on P-8A Poseidon test aircraft T1 on February 5 in Seattle. The tests will provide data to validate predictions of aircraft performance prior to flight testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, later this year.

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Sikorsky Aircraft, Terma Sign MOU For Potential Collaboration

Looking At A Joint Danish Maritime Helicopter Program Opportunity

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Terma A/S announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding Monday to explore potential collaborations if the Danish government decides to procure Sikorsky MH-60R Seawhak helicopters. 

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Women Air Force Service Pilots Of WWII To Be Honored

Will Receive The Congressional Gold Medal On March 10th

Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) from World War II will finally be given the recognition and honor they deserve when they and representatives of deceased WASP receive a Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony to be held in the United States Capitol on Wednesday, March 10.

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First 'On Wings Of Eagles' Cadets Will Get Special Recognition

FAA Administrator Babbitt Will Personally Present Certificates

FAA Administer Randy Babbitt will personally present Private Pilot certificates with Instrument Ratings to the first two cadets from the On Wings of Eagles Foundation flight academy (OWOEF) as part of the National Guard Youth Challenge Foundation's Gala at the JW Marriott hotel on February 23, 2010.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Texas Medevac Helo Accident

Aircraft Went Down During Training Flight

The NTSB has released a preliminary report concerning an accident which killed two paramedics and a commercially-rated pilot while conducting training exercises under contract with the U.S. Army. The flight was conducted primarily to train the pilot and one paramedic in the use of night vision goggles (NVG).

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