A pilot is out of the woods, literally, after being rescued by
the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th Rescue Squadron on
March 1. Ted Greene, an Anchorage resident in his mid-70s, called
in a mayday report after his plane crashed and was hung up in a
clump of trees in the Skwenta area, about 60 miles northwest of
Anchorage on Feb. 29. The plane, a Piper PA-15, went down shortly
after Mr. Greene dropped off snow machines at Toehead Lake.
Mechanical failure caused the pilot of an A-10 Thunderbolt II to
crash in a military training range near Las Vegas on Nov. 18,
according to a report Air Force officials released March 2.
The pilot ejected safely in the Nevada Test and Training Range
about 45 miles northwest of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. He did not
sustain any injuries. The pilot was flying a training mission as
part of the A-10 Weapons Instructor Course curriculum, and he was
assigned to the 66th Weapons Squadron at Nellis.
The C-5 Galaxy that was hit by a missile shortly after takeoff
in Iraq on Jan. 8 receives permanent repairs here. The aircraft was
returned to Air Mobility Command on Feb. 23. Workers in the C-5
Galaxy production branch feel closer to the warfighter now that
they have completed battle-damage repair on the C-5 hit by a
missile shortly after takeoff in Iraq on Jan. 8. The aircraft left
the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center on Feb. 23 -- two days ahead
Boeing has named Christopher Chadwick, 43, as vice president for
the F/A-18 program. Chadwick is responsible for the technical, cost
and schedule performance of the entire Boeing F/A-18 family of
strike fighters, including the F/A-18A/B/C/D/E/F and the EA-18G
Airborne Electronic Attack Aircraft. Chadwick succeeds Tony
Parasida, who led the F/A-18 program from July 2000 until his
recent appointment as Boeing Integrated Defense Systems vice
president of Program Management and Independent Review. Chadwick
most recently served as F/A-18 deputy program manager.