March 23, 2012 |
Cheers to the Pima Air & Space Museum for flying what might be the largest paper airplane ever constructed over the Arizona desert earlier this week. The plane, dubbed Arturo's Desert Eagle, was 45 feet long with a 24-foot wingspan and weighed in at a whopping 800 pounds. It was built as part of the museum's Giant Paper Airplane Project , designed to get kids psyched about aviation and engineering. After a few false starts, the plane was towed into the sky above the Sonoran desert on Wednesday afternoon by a Sikorsky S58T helicopter.
March 31, 2011 |
Reporting from Kansas City, Mo. If you listen to Angels catcher Bobby Wilson , there are few experiences in baseball that can match putting on a big league uniform on opening day. "This is the best," he said. "The big American flag in center field. The flyover. The goose bumps when that plane goes over. The first pitch of the season. It's awesome. There's nothing like it. " Thursday's festivities in Kansas City featured a flyover by a B-2 bomber. And for outfielder Peter Bourjos , who had a pair of hits and scored a run, that was the most memorable part of his first major leaguer opener.
June 10, 2010 |
Hunched over, her eyes fixed downward, Tanya Hart inches across the vast wing of the B-2 stealth bomber one small step at a time, looking for any nicks or hairline scratches in the freshly repainted surface. Even a tiny blemish could make the B-2 as visible on radar screens as a giant flying tin can. Hart, 50, is the last line of defense for what may be the world's most expensive paint job. "This isn't a job where you can afford to mess up," said Hart, a "surface technician" for Northrop Grumman Corp.
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December 8, 2008 |
A B-2 stealth bomber from the 509th Bomber Wing performed a ceremonial flyover Sunday during services for Verne Orr, a former secretary of the U.S. Air Force who died last week at age 92. Lt. Col. Todd Copeland said the B-2 Spirit bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri flew over the First United Methodist Church on East Colorado Boulevard. Orr was Air Force secretary from 1981 to 85 under Reagan. He restarted the B-1 bomber program and oversaw the inception of the B-2 program.
February 24, 2008 |
The Air Force was investigating the first crash of a costly B-2 stealth bomber after one plunged to the ground Saturday shortly after beginning the last flight of a four-month deployment. Both pilots ejected safely, though one was being transferred to Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu to be treated for spinal compression, said Tech. Sgt. Tom Czerwinski of the Pacific Air Force's public affairs office in Hawaii.
September 10, 2004 |
Northrop Grumman Corp. received a $388-million award from the Air Force to update radar systems on the B-2 stealth bomber. Work to replace the bomber's radar and antenna, which will resolve conflicts in radio frequency usage with commercial systems, could be worth more than $900 million through 2011, Century City-based Northrop said. Raytheon Co., which provided the original B-2 radar, is the principal subcontractor to Northrop on the radar upgrade project.