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Combat capability increases for Marine F-35

Posted September 7, 2016 by

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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America’s PrepareAthon!

Posted March 31, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Russell Warner (left), 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, Emergency Management specialist, lets a young woman spin the Air Force Emergency Management Wheel to get a prize and answer an emergency preparedness trivia question at the Exchange. Edwards is taking part in America’s PrepareAthon Month events throughout April. The Edwards Office…

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NASA’s high-altitude plane takes to sky for GOES-16 field campaign

Posted April 21, 2017 by

A NASA ER-2 high-altitude plane has taken to the air to complete phase one of the 11-week GOES-16 Field Campaign to ensure NOAA's GOES-16 satellite provides precise satellite measurements, which will improve forecasting.

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F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

Posted May 26, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

From time to time, the F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., gets a visit from an old friend.

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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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