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TPS Class 16A Test Eagles ready to soar to new heights

Posted December 12, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Twenty new test pilots, flight test engineers and combat systems officers enter the test world Dec. 9 as Class 16A graduates from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Nose art pays tribute to B-52’s top secret past

Posted October 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 419th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is sporting new nose art to commemorate it’s storied past.

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Remembering Bob Evans, 101st Airborne, Class of ’69

Posted April 21, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Bob Evans, Army Capt., 101st Airborne Div., Vietnam Class of 1969 with fmr Sgt. Anderson at the Antelope Valley Mobile Vietnam Memorial, Veterans Day observances, 2016. Photo contributed We lost Bob Evans last week. A friend said he went quickly, and that it was not unexpected. Also, “He had been working on it for a…

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Local Tech Trekkers learn about flight test, fighters

Posted July 21, 2017 by Christopher Okula and Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula Tech Trekkers receive a plane-side briefing about flight test next to a T-38 Talon Supersonic Trainer in Hangar 1207. Tech Trek is a girls’ math and science camp organized by the American Association of University Women, and is designed to instill confidence among female students as they begin to…

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Project shows collaboration key to innovation success

Posted January 27, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Innovation means using a new idea, method, or device. So to step away from the status quo, someone pursuing innovation may have to look for answers beyond the usual, and one method encouraged by Edwards AFB innovators is collaboration. Edwards’ Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team – XCITE team for short – actively engages in…

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Meeting of the minds – Innovation team hears energy-saving proposal

Posted September 30, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit THINK TANK: Members of the 412th Test Wing Innovation Team discuss a proposal involving solar-powered attic fans that could reduce energy costs at Edwards. The team met Sept. 23, 2016, in the Innovation Center, which is located on the bottom floor of the dining facility. The 412th Test Wing…

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Air Force Secretary visits Edwards AFB

Posted June 3, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Airmen who pinned on their next rank this month at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., got an extra special promotion ceremony in the base theater June 1.

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Subscale glider could assist in weather studies, prediction

Posted February 17, 2017 by Jay Levine

More accurate, immediate and economical information on severe weather phenomenon like hurricanes could one day be available thanks to the Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiation Radiosonde (WHAATRR) Glider.

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Former Air Force test pilot passes

Posted May 20, 2016 by

Air Force photograph Col. Joseph F. Cotton stands in front of the XB-70 #1 aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Aviation legend, Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph F. Cotton has died at the age of 94 in Atherton, Calif. Cotton began his flying career as a World War II bomber pilot and later…

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Lockheed Martin hosts annual Code Quest

Posted May 5, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

At an event billed as the “Olympics of the mind,” Lockheed Martin hosted students at 11 locations across the country to participate in “Code Quest”, an annual event that inspires students to seek education in STEM.

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