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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School class 91B reunites

Posted June 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Members of Class 91B of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School check out an F-117 Nighthawk in the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s restoration hangar during a recent reunion on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 91B dropped by Edwards Air Force…

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Headlines – June 23, 2017

Posted June 24, 2017 by

News F-16 jet catches fire at Houston airport; pilot ejects – Officials say a pilot ejected from an F-16 fighter jet that caught fire and crashed during takeoff from Ellington Airport in Houston while on a training flight.   Republican lawmakers set to introduce legislation calling for a 355-ship Navy – Two key Republican lawmakers…

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F-22 Quick reaction test, modernization efforts lead to national recognition

Posted June 24, 2017 by Christopher Ball

When the 411th Flight Test Squadron’s F-22 Modernization Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was tasked with a short-notice, quick-turn test, the members never imagined it would help garner them national recognition.

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Air Force contract

Posted June 24, 2017 by

Calspan Corp., Buffalo, N.Y., has been awarded a $20,907,828 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the F-16 variable stability in-flight simulator test aircraft (VISTA). Contractor will provide all maintenance and curriculum development for all Air Force Test Pilot School student sorties for the VISTA, as well as special projects. Work will be performed at Edwards…

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One hour, one pint, can save three lives

Posted June 24, 2017 by Donald Burks

Just a few weeks back, 16 of our fellow Air Force Test Center Airman at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., collectively gathered and saved the lives of people they did not know. They didn’t have capes, costumes or theme songs. They had no adoration of fans and no applause for their kind deeds. Yet, one…

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Raptor testers recognized for contributions to national defense

Posted June 19, 2017 by Christopher Ball

The U.S. Air Force announced June 14, 2017, that the 412th Test Wing’s F-22 Modernization Flight Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., won the 2017 Air Force Association Citation of Honor Award for their outstanding contributions to national defense.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted June 16, 2017 by Bob Alvis

On Dec. 5, 1943, the crew of B-24E #41-28463 -- an Army Air Corps Liberator -- was coming to the end of a night navigation mission that had started at Hammer Field near Fresno, Calif., the day before.

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Top local brass meet at Edwards for annual Mojave Commanders’ Summit

Posted June 16, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Military leaders and stakeholders from around the region met at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 7, 2017, for this year’s Mojave Commanders’ Summit.

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End strength increase to save units, fill shortfalls

Posted June 16, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, part of the 25th Infantry Division in Alaska, was all but shut down before recently receiving a reprieve.

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Test Pilot School graduates Class 16B

Posted June 16, 2017 by

Air Force photograph Twenty officers from the Air Force, Navy, Marines, and from Singapore, the United Kingdom and Australia, completed the one year curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to graduate as Class 16B June 9, 2017. Class 16B includes 11 experimental test pilots, seven flight…

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