Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of B-2 Spirit Bomber

2019 Gathering of Eagles

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of B-2 Spirit Bomber

From First Flight to First Fight

Date: October 19, 2019

Location: Hunter Pavilion at AV Fairgrounds, Lancaster, CA

Time: 5pm, Dinner 6pm

Tickets: $100/person (full tables available)

Dinner & Discussion |  Eagle Honoree Presentation  |  Keepsake Silent Auction

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2019 Honorees

Frank T Birk
Col, USAF; B-2 Combined Test Force Director
William “Flaps” Flanagan
Flight Test Weapon System Operator (NGC)
Anthony A ‘Tony’ Imondi
LtCol, USAF; Strategic Air Command Pilot
Thomas J LeBeau
LtCol, USAF; Operational Test & Evaluation Pilot; B2 Test Pilot
Robert G ‘Bob’ Myers
Vice President B-2 Flight Test (NGC)
Otto J Waniczek
Air Vehicle Manager (NGC)

Martin-Baker Aircraft Company to Receive the 2019 Spirit of Flight Award

The National Aviation Hall of Fame’s 2019 Spirit of Flight Award to be Presented to

Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Limited 

DAYTON, OHIO – The Board of Trustees of the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is pleased to announce that its coveted 2019 Spirit of Flight Award will be presented to Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Limited (MBA) during the 57th Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony to be held in Denver, Colorado at Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum on September 28, 2019.

The Spirit of Flight Award qualifications include organizations that serve a special need of the nation and set high standards for excellence in the utilization of aerospace assets.   Click here to read more...

A Celebration of Life - Bob Gilliland (F)

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Air Force pilot flies HH-60W for first time


The 413th Flight Test Squadron successfully conducted the first Air Force-piloted flight of the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter July 11. The test took place at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach.

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Final Flight of SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Bob Gilliland

Click the link below to view the video tribute to Bob Gilliland (F)