Star Dusters https://lmstardusters.org A Lockheed Martin Retirees' Website Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:27:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Stories from a SR-71 Driver https://lmstardusters.org/stories-from-a-sr-71-driver/ https://lmstardusters.org/stories-from-a-sr-71-driver/#respond Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22:53:22 +0000 http://lmstardusters.org/?p=3328   One of Lockheed’s amazing aircraft the SR-71 BlackBird. Three SR’s over Hanoi at the same time to let the POWs know they were not forgotten.

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One of Lockheed’s amazing aircraft the SR-71 BlackBird. Three SR’s over Hanoi at the same time to let the POWs know they were not forgotten.

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C-130 Aircraft Carrier Landings and Takeoffs from Don Meena https://lmstardusters.org/c-130-aircraft-carrier-landings-and-takeoffs-from-don-meena/ https://lmstardusters.org/c-130-aircraft-carrier-landings-and-takeoffs-from-don-meena/#respond Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:58:16 +0000 http://lmstardusters.org/?p=3324 Interesting facts about the c-130, I thought the C-47 was a legacy plane.During 1963, a KC-130F aircraft made history by landing and taking off from the aircraft carrier; USS Forrestal (CVA-59). The crew successfully negotiated 29 touch-and-go landings, 21 unarrested full-stop landings, and 21 unassisted takeoffs at gross weights of 85,000 pounds up to 121,000 […]

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Interesting facts about the c-130, I thought the C-47 was a legacy plane.During 1963, a KC-130F aircraft made history by landing and
taking off from the aircraft carrier; USS Forrestal (CVA-59). The crew successfully negotiated 29 touch-and-go landings, 21 unarrested full-stop landings, and 21 unassisted takeoffs at gross weights of 85,000 pounds up to 121,000 pounds. Lockheed’s only modifications to the original plane included installing a smaller nose-landing gear orifice, an improved anti-skid braking system, and removal of the underwing refueling pods. No tailhook…No catapult. Painted on the side of the fuselage; “LOOK MA, NO
HOOK.”
The airplane became the largest and heaviest aircraft to ever land on an aircraft carrier, a record that stands to this day.

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From Cheryl O’Leary – How Hybrid Aircraft Help Jump Start Commerce https://lmstardusters.org/from-cheryl-oleary-how-hybrid-aircraft-help-jump-start-commerce/ https://lmstardusters.org/from-cheryl-oleary-how-hybrid-aircraft-help-jump-start-commerce/#respond Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:54:52 +0000 http://lmstardusters.org/?p=3263 YouTube video with Bob Boyd explaining how Hybrid Aircraft help jump start commerce for nations without roads and/or infrastructure to support traditional aircraft landings.

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YouTube video with Bob Boyd explaining how Hybrid Aircraft help jump start commerce for nations without roads and/or infrastructure to support traditional aircraft landings.

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Cameron Airshow 2014 from Don Meena https://lmstardusters.org/cameron-airshow-2014-from-don-meena/ https://lmstardusters.org/cameron-airshow-2014-from-don-meena/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:42:12 +0000 http://lmstardusters.org/?p=3083 The post Cameron Airshow 2014 from Don Meena appeared first on Star Dusters.

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Burbank Bob Hope Airport Project https://lmstardusters.org/burbank-bob-hope-airport-project/ https://lmstardusters.org/burbank-bob-hope-airport-project/#respond Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:41:23 +0000 http://lmstardusters.org/manage/?p=2491 Email from Phil Hemberg: The Burbank Bob Hope Airport has announced plans for a SKIES OF FREEDOM Pavillion in front of the terminal building. This Pavillion will include a memorial brick paving area to honor all those who have played a role in the long history of the airport, especially the Lockheed and other airport […]

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Email from Phil Hemberg: The Burbank Bob Hope Airport has announced plans for a SKIES OF FREEDOM Pavillion in front of the terminal building. This Pavillion will include a memorial brick paving area to honor all those who have played a role in the long history of the airport, especially the Lockheed and other airport employees who made aviation history happen here.

  • CLICK HERE for a link to a brochure providing information about the campaign/plan
  • CLICK HERE to reach a web site that provides information about how to order the bricks.

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A-12 transport to Area 51 https://lmstardusters.org/a-12-transport-to-area-51/ https://lmstardusters.org/a-12-transport-to-area-51/#respond Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:44:20 +0000 http://lmstardusters.org/manage/?p=2496 Email from Don Meena: Another Star Duster sent me an email with an attachment telling the story of moving the A-12 to Area 51. I think that the Star Dusters would be interested in reading this story. The Internet address is for Roadrunners International which contains links to the history of many Lockheed spy planes.

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Email from Don Meena: Another Star Duster sent me an email with an attachment telling the story of moving the A-12 to Area 51. I think that the Star Dusters would be interested in reading this story. The Internet address is for Roadrunners International which contains links to the history of many Lockheed spy planes.

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Space Shuttle powered up https://lmstardusters.org/space-shuttle-powered-up/ https://lmstardusters.org/space-shuttle-powered-up/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:46:22 +0000 http://lmstardusters.org/manage/?p=2498 Email from Lonnie James: Enjoy the pictures, probably the only time they will be posted. We have now all seen on TV how the last Space Shuttle is now in Los Angeles. Here is one final picture of the cockpit with everything powered on for one last picture before the electronics and secret stuff were […]

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Email from Lonnie James: Enjoy the pictures, probably the only time they will be posted. We have now all seen on TV how the last Space Shuttle is now in Los Angeles. Here is one final picture of the cockpit with everything powered on for one last picture before the electronics and secret stuff were pulled out / removed.

Additionally, the last Commander ordered erased all the flight deck graffiti signed by all the crews over 25 missions. Too bad.

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Space Station video tour https://lmstardusters.org/space-station-video-tour/ https://lmstardusters.org/space-station-video-tour/#respond Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:46:54 +0000 http://lmstardusters.org/manage/?p=2500 Email from Mike Thompson: Thought our members might enjoy this video of the space station.

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Email from Mike Thompson: Thought our members might enjoy this video of the space station.

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Quiet Supersonic Transport QSST https://lmstardusters.org/quiet-supersonic-transport-qsst/ https://lmstardusters.org/quiet-supersonic-transport-qsst/#respond Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:47:47 +0000 http://lmstardusters.org/manage/?p=2502 Email from Ed Glasgow: This video on the Quiet SST prepared by Gary Belie and his organization in Palmdale is very well done. Although we never received sufficient investment to launch the program, it was an interesting concept for achieving high speed air transportation for business travelers with a much reduced sonic boom.

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Email from Ed Glasgow: This video on the Quiet SST prepared by Gary Belie and his organization in Palmdale is very well done. Although we never received sufficient investment to launch the program, it was an interesting concept for achieving high speed air transportation for business travelers with a much reduced sonic boom.

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NAVAIR F-35 Flight Test Video https://lmstardusters.org/navair-f-35-flgiht-test-video/ https://lmstardusters.org/navair-f-35-flgiht-test-video/#respond Mon, 28 Jan 2013 17:48:41 +0000 http://lmstardusters.org/manage/?p=2504 Email from Don Meena: NAVAIR F-35 Flight Test Video.

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Email from Don Meena: NAVAIR F-35 Flight Test Video.

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