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Blue Angels Soar with Two Atlanta Area Teachers

Blue Angels Soar with Two Atlanta Area Teachers

 

Written by Charles Atkeison for 11Alive

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (WXIA)-- Two motivated teachers of a Cobb County school soared on the flight of a lifetime on Wednesday as they flew over Georgia aboard the U.S. Navy's elite Blue Angels.

Where to Park for the Robins Air Show

Where to Park for the Robins Air Show

The Robins Air Show promises families plenty to see in the sky above this weekend.

Before heading out, check out where to park.

A few things to note about air show parking:

  • The Parking Plan notes that the general public will not be allowed to park on base.
  • There will be three parking lots where the general public can park and catch the shuttle.
  • Four parking lots will be available to Base ID holders. (Click the link above to see which lots will be available.)

Boeing Donates Large F-15E 'Strike Eagle' Model to Museum of Aviation

Boeing Donates Large F-15E 'Strike Eagle' Model to Museum of Aviation

 

The Boeing Company has donated a large model of an F-15E “Strike Eagle” Fighter to the Museum of Aviation, a Museum of Aviation news release says.

The fighter model will be a permanent outdoor display near the Museum’s Eagle Building south entrance doorway.

Boeing will also donate $7,000 to the Museum during the model dedication on Monday, April 23.

The model has a six-foot wing span and will sit atop a high pole next to the building entrance. 

The 402d Maintenance Wing (MXW) at Robins Air Force Base provides depot maintenance and software development for the F-15 aircraft. And the Warner Robins Air Logistic Center/GRM “Eagle Division” provides worldwide support to all F-15 aircraft , both for the U.S. Air Force fleet as well as for all foreign military sales users.

Four to be Inducted into Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame

Four to be Inducted into Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame

Four Georgia aviators join the ranks of the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame Saturday, April 21st during an enshrinement banquet, a Museum of Aviation news release says.

They are: 

  • Colonel Stanley Newcomb Collins, Jr. -- a Marin Corp pilot who later flew for Delta Airlines.
  • Jack Gray-- the man credited with building the original Atlanta Airport.
  • Robert David McSwiggan-- an instructor who gave over 1,500 check rides at the Griffin Airport
  • Major Stephen Wesley Pless-- the only Marine pilot in Vietnam to receive the Medal of Honor

 

Collins and McSwiggin are slated to attend; Gray and Pless are deceased.  

Virtual Flag Provides Unique Training for JSTARS Crews

Virtual Flag Provides Unique Training for JSTARS Crews

 

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The 461st and 116th Air Control Wings at Robins participated in a week-long Virtual Flag exercise in late March designed to provide realistic warfighter training in a simulated environment, a Robins Air Force Base news release says.

Hosting the exercise was the Air Force Distributed Mission Operations Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.

Virtual Flag simulations are quarterly, linking operational and tactical training of various weapons systems platforms across the armed services.

“You have these different platforms that are sometimes not available to go to an actual flying exercise,” said Maj. Jon Prindle, 16th Air Command and Control Squadron, who served as the exercise mission crew commander. “Virtual Flag reduced some of those costs, yet is available for a variety of units to participate in whatever scenario (DMOC) designs.”

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

Nominate Your Town for "Best of the Road"

'Help put your town on the map!'

USATODAY teams up with Rand McNally in a search for the Best Small Towns in the United States.

You can nominate your town online through May 15.

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

How to add an event to 13WMAZ's community calendar

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