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This week in flight test history: Yeager breaks sound barrier

Air Force photograph At Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on Oct. 14, 1947, on his ninth powered flightin the airplane, Capt. Charles E. Chuck...

ALS Class 16-G graduates 27 Airmen

Air Force photograph by Joseph GocongSenior Airman Brian Cozzie, 412th Maintenance Squadron, is Airman Leadership School Class 16-G’s John L. Levitow Award winner....

Desert Junior-Senior High launches math, science initiative

Air Force photograph by Christopher OkulaDuring her trip to the area Oct. 11, 2016, Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander,...

Blue Mountain Tribe: local band gets national attention

Courtesy photographBlue Mountain Tribe -- Pat Mata, Joseph Sandoval, Caleb Hairston, Robin “Bubba” Hairston and James Bixler – recently won ‘Best Blues Recording’...

New test force focuses on autonomy, unmanned aircraft, new technologies

Air Force photograph by Ethan WagnerMaj. Dan Riley, Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force director, speaks about the new CTF at a 412th Operations...

High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Sole Survivor and the legend of the Lady Be Good. Thinking back on all the movies made on the dry lakes of the Mojave Desert,...

Fresh Eyes on Mars: Mars 2020 LVS tested through NASA’s FO...

NASA/JPL-Caltech imageAn artist’s concept of the 2012 Mars Curiosity Landing. Mars 2020 will use a nearly identical landing system, but with added precision...

Test Pilot School students validate “smart” aircraft control system

Air Force photograph by Capt. Craig PorterThe F-16 VISTA tracks and targets a T-38s during testing of the L1 Adaptive Control System recently....

NASA Armstrong educating teachers

Photograph by Linda KC ReynoldsGetting educated -- Teachers Lori Britiset, Jaqueline Ortiz, Kathleen Hackel and Karla Ortiz attended a NASA workshop where...

Aerial photographer hangs up his helmet after flying more than 2,000...

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad BellayLockheed Martin aerial photographer, Tom Reynolds gets a cool wash down from neighbor Jim Tholen as Test Pilot...