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A flight passing close to a specified target or position, especially a maneuver in which a spacecraft or satellite passes sufficiently close to a body to make detailed observations without thrilled the crowd at the Lancaster Aerospace celebration Saturday.
The F-117, piloted by Lt. Col. Rod Cregier, commander of the 410th Flight Test Squadron, made two passes over Lancaster Boulevard at 12:45 p.m., just after the unveiling of the five monuments honoring the test pilots of the city of Lancaster's 12th Annual Aerospace Walk of Honor The Aerospace Walk of Honor in Lancaster, California, USA, is a continually-growing venue for honoring test pilots who have significantly contributed to aviation and space research and development. .
Inducted into the walk of honor this year were experimental test pilots James Gannett; Carl Bellinger; Col. Frank Birk, USAF; Col. Larry McClain, USAF; and John Myers. They bring to 60 the number of test pilots honored on the monuments lining Lancaster Boulevard.
``It's very impressive,'' said Gannett. ``I've been flying for many, many years. I'm still flying and I think this is one of the nicest things that's happened in my career.
In terms of appreciation and what the city of Lancaster The City of Lancaster (2002 population: 133,914) is a local government district with city status in Lancashire, England. Its main town is Lancaster, from which it obtained its city status. Other towns in the district include Morecambe, Heysham, Slyne, and Carnforth. has actually done. The recognition of the work and all of the test pilots is tremendous in my opinion.''
Gannett thanked the city of Lancaster and the City Council for ``putting on such an impressive show and thereby recognizing the work that was done at Edwards and the pilots that worked there.'' He said he had a dream of becoming a pilot after a flight in a plane.
McClain also had a dream of becoming a pilot but he had to overcome some big obstacles to achieve his dream.
``When I was a child and when my dream began, I was a homeless child,'' said McClain. ``We lived in abandoned railroad buildings and in fishing camps on the rivers and now I'm here and my dream came true. It took a lot of work, persistence and a heck heck
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[Alteration of hell. of a lot of luck to get me here.'' He encouraged children in the audience to pursue their dreams.
``I think if you are willing to work. If you persist. If you have a little luck, then one day you too can stand here as I stand now, amazed a·maze
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.
2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.
v.intr. at what has come to pass,'' said McClain.
Initiated in 1990, the Aerospace Walk of Honor program seeks to recognize experimental test pilots who have made outstanding contributions ot the aerospace industry.
After 11 years and 60 pilots, Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts Frank Roberts may refer to:
``It's getting more difficult because obviously the field that were choosing from are getting older, ... but we're still able to pick great people, people that have done great things over the skies of the Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The Antelope Valley , that's what it's all about,'' said Roberts who added he didn't anticipate any real problems picking pilots in his lifetime.
The celebration began at 11 a.m. Saturday morning with an aviation street fair with a live band, food booths, a carnival ride and static displays of rocket engines, airplanes, and models. Followed at noon by the Aerospace Walk of Honor unveiling and the unveiling of the Lancaster Old Town Site mural mural
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recipient, receiver - a person who receives something and state Sen. William J. ``Pete'' Knight, R-Palmdale. Waiting in the shade of the new civic square after the Walk of Honor unveiling was Stefanie Fredericks and her husband Steve with their, almost a year-old, twins Matthew and Lindsey.
The entire family looked patriotic in their outfits accented with red, white, and blue handkerchiefs.
``It's fantastic. The biggest and best,'' said Steve, a lieutenant at the Lancaster sheriff's station, of the celebration. ``I think it has special meaning this year due to the events that occurred Sept. 11. I think it's a good opportunity for the community to rally together as Americans to celebrate the Aerospace Industry that this valley is very proud of.''
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(1 -- color) From left, Walk of Honor inductees or their representatives are Suzanne Joyce, representing her uncle, Carl Bellinger; John Myers; Connie Birk representing her husband, Col. Frank Birk; James Gannett; and Col. Larry McClain.
(2 -- color) Balloons lend a festive air for crowds at the celebration marking inductions in the Aerospace Walk of Honor.
(3) State Sen. William J. ``Pete'' Knight, R-Palmdale, walks along a mural by artist Val Benavidez. Knight is a renowned pilot.
Jeff Goldwater/Staff Photographer