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August 12, 2010

'Vigilant Eagle' Tests NORAD, Russian Response

Joint Exercise Conducted Over Alaska, Russia Simulated Hijacking

An automated female voice commands over onboard speakers, "Traffic! Traffic! Descend! Descend!" as a North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 Raptor approaches the right wing of the track of interest.

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Civil Air Patrol To Converge On The SoCal Coast

Holm Center Commander To Address 500-plus CAP Members

More than 500 Civil Air Patrol members are heading for California's South Coast for the all-volunteer organization's 2010 Annual Conference and National Board. The 2010 conference is set for September 1-4 at the San Diego Marriott Marina.

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Team Hopes To Rescue P-38 From Its Long, Icy Slumber

And A Primary Support Aircraft Will Be A Russian-Designed Biplane

A team hoping to recover a P-38 Lightning from under more than 260 feet of Greenland glacier ice  has acquired a support aircraft they say will be perfect for the job ... a Russian-designed Anotov AN-2 biplane which was mouldering in Ovid, NY.

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Aerojet Successfully Demonstrates Next Generation Solid Ramjet Fuel

Up To Now, Ramjets Have Relied On Liquid Propellant

An advanced solid ramjet fuel has been successfully tested in an engine ground test by Aerojet, the company said today Tuesday.

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Duckworth Flies Again

Wounded Veteran Regains Pilot Certificate After Losing Both Legs In Combat

For Tammy Duckworth, a major and an Illinois Army National Guard aviator, the bottom came in 2004, when her Black Hawk helicopter was shot down in Iraq. As a result of the attack, Duckworth lost both of her legs and partial use of one arm.

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B-29 FIFI Still A Bit Rough Around The Engines

Flights Suspended While CAF Crews Check Into Roughness In #2

The CAF has suspended flight testing of the B-29 Superfortress FIFI while they look into an engine roughness issue in the #2 engine on the aircraft.

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