Brian Everstine


Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, Brian covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times. Over a decade as a defense journalist, he has reported from dozens of bases at home and abroad, including austere airstrips in Afghanistan, the cockpit of a B-52 over the South Pacific and the boom operator station of a KC-46. Before the military beat, Brian covered the Washington state legislature for the Associated Press.


Botched Formation Approach Caused Fatal T-38 Crash, Investigation Shows
A botched formation approach caused two T-38s to crash upon landing in November 2021 at Laughlin AFB, Texas, shortly after the U.S. Air Force had banned formation landings of the aircraft because of another fatal crash.
andy.savoie@av… Wed, 05/25/2022 - 22:12
BlackSky, Maxar, Planet Win NRO’s Largest Imagery Contract Effort
The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has awarded its largest-ever commercial imagery contract effort—up to billions over the next decade—to BlackSky, Maxar and Planet at a critical time for the industry.
andy.savoie@av… Wed, 05/25/2022 - 21:25
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B-21 Raider First Flight Reset To 2023 As Intensive Testing Continues

By Brian Everstine May 25, 2022
B-21’s loads calibration about half complete; rollout still expected this year.
Aircraft & Propulsion