Mojave Air and Space Port Gate Guard – Convair CV-990, formerly flown by NASA as medium-altitude research platform and Landing Systems Research Aircraft (LSRA) that tested space shuttle landing gear and braking systems, will be highlighted as the Aircraft of the Month for June!
A free family event and kids are especially welcome. Doors will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aircraft and space collectibles and artworks will be available for sale and viewing, and food is available in the Voyager Restaurant.
Special exhibits and displays will be provided by: NASA Dryden; Antelope Valley Squadron Sea Cadets; John Paterson – Apollo LRV mockup; Aviation and Space Art by Mark Pestana and Doug Castleman; Usborne Books and Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation.
Speaker: John F. Carter
Mission Director, Space Technology Mission Directorate
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Limited ticketed seating – 49 seats – tickets available at MTM promotions booth on the flight line.
The Convair CV-990 aircraft was operated by the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., where it was modified into a one-of-a-kind Landing Systems Research Aircraft.
Come hear an exciting chapter of the history of this visible, but little-known jet!
CAP Tehachapi Composite Squadron 46 and CAP Squadron 84 Edwards AFB will be conducting our Flightline Safety again this month. We want the pilots to be sure to alert the CAP before they go to their aircraft to start the engine for departure, to keep all of our visitors safe.
See you on Saturday, June 15th!