Category: Aviation

Space Force Announces Major Reorganization

Today the United States Space Force did some major reorganization to restructure, modernize, and bring the commands in line with the direction the service. The announcement came in the way of  livestreamed reorganization ceremony that featured Chief of Space Operations General John W. Raymond and Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman.

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Cessna Skyhawk celebrates 65 years since first flight

On June 12, 1955 the test pilot cranked over the 145 horsepower Continental O-300 air-cooled six cylinder engine of the prototype Cessna Skyhawk, preflighted, check the control surfaces, and then pointed the nose skyward. Although this high-wing, single-engine piston aircraft would cause a shift in the general aviation arena, the first flight was largely uneventful.

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Air National Guard, USDA Forest Service and CAL FIRE Conduct Annual Aerial Firefighting Training

From June 15 through June 19 California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, Nevada National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing, the US Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and CAL FIRE will be putting on quite an airshow for visitors to the Tahoe and Shasta/Trinity National Forests as these and other firefighting agencies train for …

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The Civil Air Patrol To Purchase 17 New Cessnas in 2020

The Civil Air Patrol has contracted with Textron Aviation of Wichita, Kansas – the owner of three distinct brands (Cessna, Beechcraft, and Hawker) – to purchase 17 new aircraft. These new aircraft will replace older models in the current fleet.

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Puerto Rico Wing of the Civil Air Patrol Assists in Response to Earthquakes Across Puerto Rico

Civil Air Patrol members are conducting damage assessment in support of various federal, state and local agencies as part of the response to a series of earthquakes and aftershocks off the southern coast of Puerto Rico since Dec. 28. The Federal Emergency Management Agency requested support from CAP for disaster relief efforts on the island.

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