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Stealth pilots, high school students collaborate to create innovative part for $2.2 billion aircraft
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John J. Nichols, a B-2 pilot and commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, tapped the local high school robotics team, asking students to collaborate with Airmen to create a cover for four-switch panel in the B-2’s two-person cockpit. Together, they created a 3-D printed piece that is now used in all 20 of the $2.2 billion aircrafts. “This is an unbelievable story of partnering and innovation,” Nichols said. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

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