In a traditional Air Force ceremony July 24, Col. Charles Webb†Jr. became†the new†commandant of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School.
As a graduate of TPS, Webb returns to Edwards from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., where he†commanded the 96th Test Group.
As commandant of TPS, he will be responsible for the graduate-level education of the Airmen as they earn the rating of experimental test pilots, flight test navigators and flight test engineers. TPS is a 150-person†unit, which operates†the†largest flying operation at the Air Force Test Center.
Webb has served as an experimental test pilot in all blocks of the F-16 and commanded a test group and flight test squadron as chief of Wing Safety. He has operational experience in the F-16 Fighting Falcon and as an instructor in the T-37 Tweet. At the U.S. Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center, he served as brigade air liaison officer. He has 2,500 flight hours and is qualified in over 30 aircraft.