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February 26, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS
Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famed World War II African American flying unit, will be on hand Sunday when the Lancaster City Council unveils a monument in their honor. In keeping with a tradition of recognizing the achievements of aviators, the city has placed a 6-foot brick pillar with a bronze plaque in front of the Western Hotel Museum, 357 W. Lancaster Blvd., to mark the airmen's place in history. The 4:15 p.m.
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August 18, 1990 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The secrecy surrounding preparations for the "Aerospace Walk of Honor" in Lancaster, a sidewalk monument display that will honor Edwards Air Force Base test pilots, rivals the secrecy of the pilots' experimental flights. Next month, city officials will launch the project by unveiling five granite monuments along Lancaster Boulevard honoring five distinguished pilots. The tribute is modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame and celebrity "walks" elsewhere.
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September 19, 1994 | CHIP JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Rahn remembers the first time he saw a jet airplane as he taxied down a runway in 1940. Little did he know then that within 10 years he would be one of the nation's first pilots to fly one. "I saw them placing blocks underneath the wheels of this strange aircraft," Rahn said. "What's that?" he asked, calling down to a ground crew member, who told him, "It's a jet airplane." "That's nice," Rahn recalled saying. "What's a jet airplane?"
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September 1, 2008 | David Pierson
A look at upcoming events: Today History walk: "Walk to Los Angeles" commemorates the 227th anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles. The 9-mile walk reenacts the settlers' trek from the San Gabriel Mission to the Los Angeles River, where Los Angeles was founded in 1781. Labor Day breakfast: The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor sponsors a meal, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Tuesday Walk of Honor: Lancaster city officials announce the year's Aerospace Walk of Honor inductees.
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October 29, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Brig. Gen. Frank Kendall Everest Jr., a fighter pilot and legendary test pilot who for a time during the 1950s held the title "fastest man alive," has died. He was 84. Everest died Oct. 1 in Tucson. The cause of death was not reported. Everest flew what at the time were the nation's most advanced aircraft, including the X-1, X-2, X-3, X-4, X-5, XF-92 and YB-52. He also participated in test programs for the F-100, F-101, F-102, F-104, F-105, B-52, B-57 and B-66.
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August 14, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Doug Nelson, the museum curator at Edwards Air Force Base, has helped assemble an array of more than 50 aircraft at the nation's premier flight test facility, enough to make aviation buffs olive drab with envy. The collection includes a massive B-52D Stratofortress, a pair of sleek and speedy Blackbird spy planes, sisters to the X-1 rocket ship flown by Chuck Yeager to first break the sound barrier in 1947, and even a P-59B Airacomet, a version of the country's first jet.
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September 23, 1990 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everyone in the aeronautics community knew they had the right stuff, and now the city of Lancaster has made it official. Chuck Yeager, Jimmy Doolittle, A. Scott Crossfield, Tony LeVier and Pete Knight--pilots who achieved dizzying heights in the early days of flight testing--on Saturday became the first to be honored on Lancaster's Aerospace Walk of Honor. "They're sure a different breed of cat from the rest of us," said George Root, vice mayor of Lancaster.
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