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A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 Marker & T-33 Shooting Star 1-4533 image, Touch for more information
By Sandra Hughes, May 28, 2010
A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 Marker & T-33 Shooting Star 1-4533
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998
Born in Duluth, Minnesota, on February 14th, 1913. In the 1930s he won the junior pilot aerobatic meet, barnstormed the country, operated two flying schools and competed in air races. In 1941 he joined the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and tested . . . — Map (db m115527) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — A-4AR Cockpit Trainer
SN: 01 Date Acquire: 2004 From: Lockheed Displayed: 2010

The A-4 cockpit trainer was constructed by Lockheed to train pilots in the use of the newly installed controls found in the modified A-4AR Argentina aircraft.

A-4AR . . . — Map (db m115176) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — B-2 Spirit — Nicknamed "Stealth Bomber" — General Information —
Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman Corporation Production Period: 1993 to 1997 Number Produced: 21 Production Series: Production Blocks 10, 20, and 30 Roles: Originally designed as a land-based all-weather intercontinental . . . — Map (db m47722) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Blackbird Air Park — Air Force Plant 42
[Panel #1] Blackbird Wind Tunnel Model (One-Twelfth Scale) Aircraft models such as this are used in high-speed wind tunnels to test aerodynamic shapes, stresses, and temperatures. This particular model was used for testing all . . . — Map (db m115129) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — F-101 VOODOO Escort Fighter — GENERAL INFORMATION
Left Panel

Manufacturer: McDonnell Aircraft (later McDonnell-Douglas and The Boeing Company) Production Period: 1957 to 1961 Number Produced: 885 total all sources Production Series: F-101A, B & C, RF-101A, B,C,G; EF-101B, . . . — Map (db m115298) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — F-104
F-104s were versatile work-horses in NASA's stable of research and support aircraft, accumulating more than 18,000 flights in a variety of missions.

Registered as N812NA, this aircraft is one of three F-104s built specially for NASA for use as . . . — Map (db m122019) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — F-86F-30
[Right Panel:] F-86F-30 A/C SN: 23231 Construction #1021 FAA Registration N91FS Date Acquired: August, 1998 From: Own, donated by Tractor Corp Displayed: October, 1998 23 April 54 - First Flight 11 May 54 - . . . — Map (db m47721) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — James J. Stegman 1920 - 2009 / A-4C Skyhawk
James J. Stegman 1920 - 2009 Born Aug 23, 1920, in Offerle, Kansas. He was the 6th son of 18 children. In 1940, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a Private. As he worked up in rank to Sergeant, he also was sent to pilot school. He received . . . — Map (db m47729) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Lamont Odett Vista Point — Dedicated to — Lamont "Monty" Odett —
Monty Odett believed in and continuously worked for progress and development in the Antelope Valley. The Antelope Valley Freeway will remain a lasting testimonial to his dedication. Concrete monument to the cooperation between community leadership . . . — Map (db m78267)
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — MK-20 Rockeye Cluster Bomb Unit
SN: Unkown Date Acquired: June 1, 2008 From: US Air Force Displayed: July 30, 2008

This Units History

Was used on the F-117 program as a test load.

The MK-20 Rockeye is a free-fall, unguided Cluster Bomb Unit (CBU) designed . . . — Map (db m115175) HM

California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Palmdale School House
Built in 1886 Dedicated to the Citizens of Palmdale. October 16, 1986 On April 10, 1888 the Palmdale School District was formed and this building served as its first school. The school, located near 27th East & Ave R-8, was attended by the . . . — Map (db m53031) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Stanley P Butchart 1928 - 2008 / C-140 Jetstar
Stanley P Butchart 1928 - 2008 After receiving primary and secondary civilian pilot training. Butchart enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July 1942. Upon his completion of flight training at Corpus Christi, Tex., he joined torpedo-bomber Air . . . — Map (db m47723) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — The Aerospace Valley — They All Had The Right Stuff
With more than 150 "First Flight" records and numerous milestone in flight, the Antelope Valley has been home to Aerospace throughout the century. These numerous accomplishments include: -Air Force Capt. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager's breaking of . . . — Map (db m55372) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — The San Andreas Fault
One of the most outstanding geological feautures in California, extending for over 650 miles from Point Arena, North of San Francisco, to south of San Gorgonio Pass. Between twenty and thirty miles deep and more than a mile wide in some locations. . . . — Map (db m138219) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — William J. "Pete" Knight — 1929-2004 — F-100 Super Sabre —
William J. "Pete" Knight (November 18, 1929 – May 8, 2004) was a combat pilot, test pilot, Astronaut, and US politician. Knight holds the world’s speed record for flight in a winged powered aircraft. Knight enlisted in the United States . . . — Map (db m118711) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Palmdale — Wright J65 Turbojet Engine — Curtiss-Wright
First Run: 1 October 1948

Developed from British Sapphire, the Wright J-65 was an axial-flow turbojet engine produced by Curtiss-Wright under license from Armstrong Siddeley. Curtiss-Wright purchased a license for the Sapphire in 1950, with . . . — Map (db m115174) HM


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