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Apr 24, 2021

Col. London is the first African American test pilot of the Boeing C-17, one of the largest military aircraft in the Air Force. George London taught physics to teenagers for 17 years. But before that, he had a prolific military career as one of the Air Force's first Black test pilots.

First Black C-17 pilot
Feb 23, 2021

Virgin Galactic’s New BLAST Scholarship Aims to Help Black Scholars Carve Out Careers in Aerospace. The program aims to help Black scholars continue in the aerospace field after their studies are complete.

Virgin Galactic Image
Feb 10, 2021

The CAF is a nonprofit organization founded to find and preserve World War II-era combat aircraft for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations.

CAF Air Power History Tour
Jan 29, 2021

Sarah Macey is the training and operations manager at the Virginia Tech Drone Park. Her driving motivation is to make it easier for students who are interested in drones to explore their curiosity and learn to fly capably and safely. The park’s latest initiative is offering small grants to help students get more serious about drones by bringing them closer to a key certification.

Drone Cage
Jan 19, 2021

COVID Humanitarian UAS Operation (CHURP) Concludes Delivery Test in Syracuse. The COVID-19 Humanitarian UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Response Partnership (CHURP) announced the conclusion of its latest operational phase.

COVID Humanitarian UAS Operation
Jan 12, 2021

In its continued effort to introduce future generations to opportunities in aviation, AOPA has joined with noted business leader and aviation record-setter Ross Perot Jr. and The Academy of Aeronautics and Aviation Sciences at V.R. Eaton High School in Fort Worth, Texas, to establish a new series of scholarships for students interested in becoming a professional pilot or aviation technician.

AOPA High School Aviation Scholarships
Dec 18, 2020

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A company that recently relocated from New Jersey to Dallas is developing an air taxi operation with plans to get off the ground in six years. The aircraft, being developed by Jaunt Air Mobility, takes off and lands vertically like a helicopter and flies like an airplane

Air Taxi
Dec 7, 2020

One of the world's most famous aviators has died: Chuck Yeager — best known as the first to break the sound barrier — died at the age of 97.
A message posted to his Twitter account says, "Fr @VictoriaYeage11 It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET. An incredible life well lived, America's greatest Pilot, & a legacy of strength, adventure, & patriotism will be remembered forever."

Chuck Yeager and Glamorous Glennis, Bell X-1 broke the sound barrier
Dec 3, 2020

First four-year aviation logistics program in North Texas celebrates 10 years of preparing work ready graduates.
Aviation logistics students benefit from UNT collaborations with Southwest Airlines, Hillwood Properties – which operates the Fort Worth Alliance Airport – and Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics, all of which have provided students with internship opportunities.

University of North Texas Logo
Oct 27, 2020

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Texas A&M University’s Engineering Experiment Station a 5-year contract worth $20 million per year to establish and manage the University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics.

Hypersonic wind tunnel at the US Air Force Academy

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