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Honoring an Aviation Legend

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Family and close friends turned out recently to honor the life of legendary aviation test pilot Robert J. “Bob” Gilliland. The private event was held on September 28th 2019 at the March Field Air Museum Riverside, CA.

This location was a fitting place to hold such an occasion, as almost one year prior to the date, Gilliland became the museums’ first Champion of Flight. This award calls attention to and celebrates the accomplishments of one aviation or aerospace innovator each year.

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Chateaudun Air Base Visit

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Chateaudun Air Base (Base Aérienne 279) is home to Entrepét de l’Armée de l’air 601, founded in 1951. EAA 601 is the largest storage for military aircraft in Europe. For test flights, the airfield is open on a daily basis.

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Wings Over Wine Country 2019

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This September, the Pacific Coast Air Museum in Santa Rosa, CA hosted its annual Wings Over Wine Country Airshow at the Sonoma County Airport.

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Grumman Cats Review

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Last Cat Standing, the Grumman F-14 Tomcat

Grumman Aircraft Engineering began its run as an aviation powerhouse at the end of the Great Depression, in 1929. Sixty-five years later, it was merged into the Northrop Corporation in 1994.  Known for designs that primarily served the U.S. Navy and its’ aircraft carriers during its six and a half decades of design, development and manufacturing, it is the company’s well known Grumman “Cat” series of fighters that capture many people’s attention.

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