1. CV-22 Pilot Receives Distinguished Flying Cross Dfc-usa Maj. William Mendel, a CV-22 pilot assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron, received a Distinguished Flying Cross on May 15 in a ceremony at Cannon AFB, N.M., for “heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight,” according to a press...
  2. Pilot’s Overcorrection Caused Pave Hawk Crash

    Pilot’s Overcorrection Caused Pave Hawk Crash ​ hh-60g-pave-hawk_011 Two Pave Hawks flying too closely together, along with a pilot over correcting, caused an HH-60 to crash during night training Aug. 18, 2016, near Nellis AFB, Nev. Two helicopters were flying a night tactical formation mission at the Nevada Test and...
  3. AFSOC to Up Armor Ospreys ​

    AFSOC to Up Armor Ospreys ​ 150421-F-UL677-525 Air Force Special Operations Command will up-armor its CV-22 Osprey fleets through a sole source contract to Florida-based The Protective Group, according to a notice posted this week. The Advanced Ballistic Stopping System is a panel system to be applied to the Ospreys...
  4. British Communities Remember Jolly 22

    British Communities Remember Jolly 22 ​ 170106-F-EI771-0059 Two local British communities on Jan. 7 unveiled a plaque commemorating the crew of Jolly 22, a Pave Hawk that crashed on Jan. 7, 2014, in a marsh near RAF Lakenheath, England. The 56th Rescue Squadron HH-60, part of a two-ship flying during...
  5. Sikorsky Awarded Contract for Removable Aircraft Automation System

    ​DARPA has completed Phase II of its Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System and has awarded Sikorsky a $35.7 million contract for further testing in Phase III of the ALIAS program, according to a release. Under the agreement, the government will fund roughly $21.3 while Sikorsky provides $14.4 million. ALIAS, in...