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  • Innovative 1st RS training provides RQ-4 student pilots valuable flying experience

    Becoming an RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot requires specific training, that is unique to remotely piloted aircraft. This training means new pilots not coming from previous manned platforms often have limited experience in the cockpit of an aircraft. The 1st Reconnaissance Squadron is aiming to increase their level of experience with their new, innovative Aviation Fundamentals Training (AFT) program funded through the Squadron Innovation Fund.
  • 12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying

    The 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit is responsible for keeping the RQ-4 Global Hawks here ready to fly. The RQ-4 is a remotely piloted aircraft, which is used to provide high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to commanders in wartime and contingency operations. The RQ-4 platform has amassed more than 200,000 flight hours and is currently used to support Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • Maintenance Airmen work together to bring Global Hawk back to the fight

    In August of 2016 an RQ-4 Global Hawk from Beale suffered a catastrophic fault in its oil system during a mission. The aircrew acted decisively to safely remotely-pilot the aircraft to Edwards Air Force Base, California. Last month, a group of maintenance Airmen from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit were sent to
  • CSAF impressed by Team Beale’s initiative, lead on CSAF focus areas

    The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General David L. Goldfein, recently met with members of Team Beale to receive a first-hand look of the continual progression made to maintain and supply readiness to our air and space superiority Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California.Goldfein’s visit included a display of the persistent
  • U.S. Air Force pilots: Masters of the sky

    Pilots deployed with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing come from different walks of life, fly a variety of aircraft, and play different roles within the Air Force’s five core missions supported here. However, they all serve a common purpose.
  • Enlisted pilots complete check ride

    The first group of enlisted pilots recently completed their initial check rides in the basic qualification training for the RQ-4 Global Hawk.
  • Enlisted RPA pilots soar to new heights

    The U.S. Air Force’s first three Enlisted Pilot Initial Class graduates are slated to complete their final phase of training requirements next month at Beale Air Force Base, California.
  • Team Robins finishes Global Hawk work ahead of schedule

    A special ribbon cutting ceremony, signaling the early completion of work on the first RQ-4 Global Hawk at Robins, was held on the base flight line June 29. The arrival of this unmanned aerial vehicle marks the first time an aircraft of this type has flown in to an Air Force air logistics complex.
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