"This is magnificent. Everything that President Reagan loved is
Those words came from Los Angeles (CA) Police Chief William
Bratten, as he escorted former First Lady Nancy Reagan at a
ceremony marking the installation of Ronald Reagan's Air Force One
into his presidential library in Simi Valley.
A Marine F/A-18 Hornet practicing touch-and-goes "slid off the
runway" at Quantico Monday. The unidentified pilot, a reservist
from Alexandria (VA), was able to eject as his aircraft skidded
into a marsh about 40-feet from the north end of the pavement.
The first NH90 destined for the Finnish Armed Forces took off
for a successful maiden flight last week at Eurocopter's production
site and headquarter in Marignane, France. The aircraft is the
first serial produced NH90 in France The flight was conducted by
one test pilot and two flight engineers over more than one hour
around the area of Marignane and Marseille under full fly-by-wire
conditions, during which high speed levels were reached and the
flight envelope of the basic aircraft was tested.