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December 15, 2023

Ice-Bound P-38 Subject of Lead Excavator Presentation

Once Frozen, Refurbished, Minty Fresh Lightning Offers a Night Of Curiosity

Lone Star Flight Museum's P-38 "Glacier Girl" will be the subject of a special presentation next month, with the once ice-bound aircraft presented to attendees after 10 years of excavation and restoration. Bob Cardin, lead excavator, will walk visitors through the impressive history of the plane, showing them just how much work went into the recovery and rehabilitation of the classic warbird. The session will offer attendees a chance for Q&A as well as an up-close photo opportunity.

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Italian Air Force Takes Flight with Block 5 MQ-9A

GA-ASI's Latest and Greatest Sees Testing in The Mediterranean

The Italian Air Force (ItAF) put one of their brand-new MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft through its paces after a Foreign Military Sale. The Italians already owned and operated a fleet of such aircraft that includes 4 Block 1 MQ-9As, with 2 Block 15 Mobile Ground Control Stations backing them up. The new aircraft included both a spiffy new Block 5 aircraft and a new Ground Station to operate it. The unites were tendered as a part of the Italian Air Force's Mid-Life Modernization update to the fleet of General Atomics uncrewed aircraft.

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