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Happy National Aviation Day!

By: Andy Woodcock
Today is National Aviation Day; a United States national observation celebrating the development of aviation. The day itself dates back to a presidential proclamation by FDR in 1939 and marks the Wright Flyer pilot, Orville Wright’s birthday. Here in California's Antelope Valley, this doesn't just mark an industry but an integral part of the local culture and economy. Working onsite supporting customers at Edwards Air Force Base through the last year, it has become clear that Edwards and the surrounding Antelope Valley area are inescapably intertwined with the past, present and future of innovation in aviation. As a part of that, AGI is proudly supporting development testing for key projects such as F35, bringing our expertise in modeling and analysis of complex systems to the forefront of aviation development.
With our customers, and contemporaries it the community, we not only understand the importance of aviation, but share a passion for it. Our species is made up of explorers, and thanks to the contributions of men and women who dream of the skies, aviation continues to develop as an ever more fascinating industry. Whether it’s flying for fun, sport, transport, or defense, we’ve firmly incorporated the skies into our everyday lives. At AGI we like to get creative and wanted to share some of what we do in the aviation industry. Here we’ve got an A-10 and a Marine Prowler performing reconnaissance over terrain. Early in the animation, you can see the well-appointed A-10 up-linking to a TDRS satellite. We’re analyzing of changes in aircraft attitude over time. The persistent vectors, Sun, Velocity, North and Nadir, are a blend of the full color spectrum sweeping across the sky to form what appears to be a flower.
“The very existence of aviation is proof that man, given the will, has the capacity to accomplish deeds that seem impossible.” — Eddie Rickenbacker
Posted: 8/19/2015 3:16:34 PM