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San Luis Obispo, California
San Luis Obispo County Airport    McChesney Field
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Jul 27 Thu
- Bell Helicopter (Textron) and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) signed Letter of Intent (LOI) to cooperate on UH-1Y textron.com
- Norwegian Police Directorate to choose AW169 as new law enforcement helicopter following a tender for their helicopter service modernization programme, photo leonardocompany.com
- MD Helicopters participation in 2017 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo, July 2628, 2017 at Reno Sparks Convention Center, Nevada. MD 6XX Concept helicopter mdhelicopters.com
- Cessna Denali first full airframe test article has begun and team started building tooling for production textron.com
- US Army developing 3-D expeditionary kits that could be used when needed to make specialty tools, spare parts, and other components army.mil
Jul 26 Wed
- Ships and aircraft representing 19 nations participating in UNITAS 2017 conduct a joint amphibious landing demonstration, Peru, photo southcom.mil
   backgound Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Miramar, California) 3rdmaw.marines.mil
- Researchers at Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson) search for why F35 pilots experience a loss of oxygen in flight daytondailynews.com
- EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 2017 eaa.org
Jul 25 Tue
- Boeing MH-139 helicopter flight Great Falls, Montana. US Air Force competition to replace UH-1 krtv.com
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- Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter fleet exceeded 100,000 flight hours lockheedmartin.com
- Boeing released 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and projects demand for more than 1.2 million pilots and technicians over the next 20 years boeing.mediaroom.com
- Whittier Fire Incident Information July 25, 2017, Santa Barbara County Fire, CalFIRE, 8 Helicopters, 18,430 acres, 87percent contained inciweb.nwcg.gov
- Take Me Home Huey exhibit July 1 thru July 30 and featured for 4th of July Celebration and during Air Venture July 24-30, 2017 at the museum, Oshkosh, WI takeMeHomeHuey.org
Jul 24 Mon
- Hikers rescued in Tanque Verde Falls area of Redington pass after stranded by flash flood, Pima County Sheriff, Arizona, photo tucson.com
- US Army new nanosatellite set to launch soon, and more powerful laser weapons in the works, photo army.mil
- WESCAM received order from Airbus Helicopters wescam.com
- USAF Red Flag 2017 air-to-air combat training exercise -- Red Flag 17-3 July 10 to 28, 2017 -- Nevada nellis.af.mil
- NTSB Safety Alerts, Helicopter Landing Sites Free from Debris, Foreign object debris can foul rotor systems and cause damage (SA-057) ntsb.gov
- Space Weather for Aviation Service Provider swpc.noaa.gov
Jul 22 Sat
- Detwiler Fire Incident Information - July 22, 2017 7.00am, Mariposa County Calif, 20 Helicopters, 75,200 acres fire.ca.gov
- R44 helicopter hard landing around noon in Sherman Oaks area near 101 and 405 latimes.com scpr.org
- Rockwell Collins mark 40 years since receiving first GPS satellite signal, photo rockwellcollins.com
- Santa Barbara County Courthouse on second floor mural room docents give free tours on weekdays at 10.30am and 2pm, weekend days at 2pm latimes.com sbCourtHouse.org
- Commercial Pilot - Airplane Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-7, Changes 1 & 2) (PDF) - Change Date Jun.12,2017 faa.gov
- Schedule 2017 F-22 Demonstration Team at Langley AFB acc.af.mil
Jul 21 Fri
- Whittier Fire Incident Information July 21, 2017, Santa Barbara County Fire, CalFIRE, 13 Helicopters inciweb.nwcg.gov
- US Navy will commission newest aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), during 10am EDT ceremony Saturday, July 22, at Naval Station Norfolk navy.mil
- Nellis AFB hosting two F-35 squadrons during Red Flag 17-3, July 10-28, 2017 nellis.af.mil
- Ten F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron joining Red Flag 17-3 exercise alongside Marine F-35Bs and Air Force F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighters defense.gov
- FAA Safety Briefing for July,August 2017 explores several key facets of new BasicMed rule, which offers pilots an alternative to medical qualification process for third class medical certificates faa.gov
- US Navy 2017 Navy Week Schedule navy.mil
NASA preparing to share total solar eclipse across entire continental United States on Aug. 21 prnewswire.com eclipse2017.nasa.gov
B-17F Memphis Belle(tm) to be placed on public display on May 17, 2018 at National Museum USAF, photo nationalmuseum.af.mil
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   1944 movie Director Lt. Col. William Wyler afi.com American Film Institute
Textron Inc. first quarter 2017 -- Bell delivered 27 commercial helicopters compared to 30 units last year textron.com
Boeing and airlines concept for 797, Mar.2017 seattletimes.com
What to expect from space science in 2017 Jan wired.com
2017 Ladies Love Taildraggers 5 scholarships ladieslovetaildraggers.com
Robinson Helicopter Safety Alerts -- Low-G Mast Bumping Accidents Dec2016 robinsonheli.com
Three US Marine H-53 Sea Stallion heavyLift helicopters (over 20yrs old) brought out of retirement from DavisMonthan AFB Ariz. will be upgraded and put back into active service. photo Aug2005 navy.mil
Mars Spirit Opportunity rovers. jplNasa
US Navy helicopter San Diego Calif training 2007. Photo courtesy of Jim Pratt "flybum" opens new window. USN2007helicopter
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Monthy Van Nuys Propeller Aircraft Association, Historical Aircraft Display Day. vnyprop.org
Blue Angels Show Schedule navy.mil
EAA B-17 Tour b17.org
USAF Thunderbirds Show Schedule. thunderbirds
Collings Foundation B-17 B-24 collingsfoundation.org
Reno NV Air Races airrace.org
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From 2017
Sikorsky R-4 helicopter display, photo army.mil
IntelAero ready-to-fly unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) click.intel.com
Engineering Development Model UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, photo army.mil
Researchers at MIT designed one of the strongest lightweight materials known, by 3-D printing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon. The new material, a sponge-like configuration with a density of just 5 percent, can have a strength 10 times that of steel. mit.edu

From 2016
GOES-R first of NOAA advanced geostationary weather satellites nesdis.noaa.gov

From 2015
Sikorsky S97 RAIDER(tm) sikorsky.com

From 2014
S97 RAIDER utc.com

From 2012
Bell 525 Relentless Super Medium Helicopter textron.com

From 2010
NASA Subsonic Rotary Wing Project nasa.gov
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San Luis Obispo is located on the Central Coast of California about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airport (McChesney Field) is about a mile south of downtown San Luis Obispo.
 
 
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Over 6,000 hours from 1986 - 2002
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