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Rolling Hills Councilman Tom Heinsheimer, his wife and two other South Bay residents are on the threshold of becoming aviation pioneers. Along with an Irvine resident, the four will fly Saturday from Orange County's John Wayne Airport to explore little-known, once top-secret areas of the former Soviet Union. "We've been invited to come to Kamchatka by the Russian Institute of Space Research," said Heinsheimer, a space scientist and vice president of a Newport Beach firm.
October 11, 2013 | By Tom Kington
ROME - At least 27 people drowned Friday  in the Mediterranean Sea after a boat packed with more than 240 would-be migrants capsized south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, scene of another deadly sinking last week. Military aircraft from Italy and Malta dropped inflatable life rafts to scores of people in the water, as ships raced to the site of the accident. An Italian navy spokesman said 221 people were rescued by vessels from both countries, with the injured taken to Lampedusa by helicopter.
April 27, 1999
Ducommun Inc. has acquired SMS Technologies Co., a privately held company based in Chatsworth. SMS manufactures complex assemblies and subassemblies for commercial and military aircraft. Founded in 1849, Ducommun manufactures components and assemblies for the aerospace industry.
April 9, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Some residents in Long Beach and the north Orange County coast reported feeling and hearing what some thought was an earthquake Wednesday afternoon. But Caltech seismologist Kate Hutton said no earthquakes were reported in the area during the time the shaking was reported. “It's not an earthquake. It's probably an offshore sonic boom,” Hutton said. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said any sonic boom would come from a military aircraft.
June 17, 1987 | United Press International
A Chinese airliner collided with a military aircraft over southern China on Tuesday, killing the military pilot and injuring one passenger aboard the civilian Boeing 737, the official New China News Agency said. The agency said the collision occurred as the Civil Aviation Administration of China airliner was coming in to land at Fuzhou, more than 1,000 miles south of Beijing.
July 21, 1985
I am happy to see in your articles on the Normal Heights fire that you have found out about the air tankers. I have lived in Southern California for 30 years and have always wondered why, with all the military aircraft whose pilots are trained to drop bombs with precision, that the military aircraft are not called upon to fight the fires. They could have fire-retardant tanks ready for attachment and, with a call from the city, they could be over the target within minutes. And there should be no billing since we all pay for the planes and pilots through our federal taxes.
May 6, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush will try to overcome Cuban jamming of U.S. government radio and television stations by flying military aircraft capable of broadcasting signals to the island, a senior administration official said. The stations, known as Radio Marti and TV Marti, are tailored for Cuban audiences. Bush is expected to announce the plan as part of a series of measures toughening Cuba policy.
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