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AV students take part in Science Olympiad Regional Competition

Posted February 19, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

While exploring the world of science and having a really fun time, 1,200 students participated in the 5th annual Aerospace Valley Science Olympiad regional competition Feb. 13, which was hosted by the Antelope Valley College.

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JSF tailhook testing begins at Edwards

Posted May 13, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

When most people hear "tailhook" they think of U.S. Navy planes and aircraft carriers. However, almost all U.S. combat aircraft have a tailhook. That also goes for the Air Force's new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter. 

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Airman Leadership School Class 16E graduates 30 future leaders

Posted July 8, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Thirty future NCOs and leaders graduated from Edwards AFB’s Airman Leadership School June 23, 2016. Class 16E also included one civilian and a Navy petty officer assigned to the base. ALS is a five-week-long, United States Air Force program designed to develop airmen and other eligible personnel into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first…

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418th FLTS working to keep KC-135s flying

Posted August 5, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Chris HIggins Testers pack into a KC-135 Stratotanker’s cockpit to conduct ground testing of Traffic Collision Avoidance System version 7.1 last month. The Air Force’s KC-135 fleet will need the upgraded TCAS in order to fly over Europe beginning Jan. 1, 2017. By Jan. 1, 2017, the European Union is requiring…

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Combat capability increases for Marine F-35

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Three F-35B aircraft and 75 U.S. Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 F-35B Detachment at Edwards Air Force Base , Calif., along with 21 test personnel from the JSF Operational Test Team at Edwards have deployed to Eglin Air Force Base, Calif.,  to complete operational test  missile shots.

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Test Pilot School students validate “smart” aircraft control system

Posted October 7, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Capt. Craig Porter The F-16 VISTA tracks and targets a T-38s during testing of the L1 Adaptive Control System recently. The control system was designed and built by a team from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and tested by U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 16A as a Test…

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted November 4, 2016 by Bob Alvis

In the coming months and years, much will be said and published about the amazing feats and accomplishments of the man called, “The greatest stick and rudder man to ever fly a plane.”

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Aerospace education at Antelope Valley College

Posted December 30, 2016 by Liz Diachun

Courtesy photograph This fall, 18 students made history as the first cohort in the new Airframe Manufacturing Technology bachelor’s degree program. This one-of-a-kind program was specifically designed to meet aerospace industry needs for individuals who serve as first-line leads in the major processes of aircraft manufacturing, with a focus on manufacturing and industrial engineering. Antelope…

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Local law enforcement joins Edwards defenders for training

Posted February 3, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Law enforcement representatives from the region joined 412th Security Forces Squadron defenders for Behavior Detection and Analysis training this month. Two training sessions were conducted at the 412th SFS building. Law enforcement representatives from the region met up with 412th Security Forces Squadron members for Behavior Detection and Analysis…

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Team tests ground equipment concept demonstrator here

Posted February 24, 2017 by Christopher Ball

A team working with the 412th Logistics Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed tests on an all-electric aircraft power supply unit here.

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