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April 15, 2016
 

This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Air Force photograph

April 10, 1959: Norair’s T-38 Talon made its first test flight, flown by company test pilot Lew Nelson. The performance of the twin-engine supersonic trainer replicated operational fighter planes and it soon replaced the subsonic T-33 in the Air Force’s Undergraduate Pilot Training program. This Edwards History Office file photo was captured sometime between 1960 and 1961.




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Air Force photograph by Matt Williams

Former 412th Test Wing vice commander Schott retires

Air Force photograph by Matt Williams Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander (left), presented Col. Jason Schott, former 412th TW vice commander, with a shadow box featuring unit coins and other memorabilia during ...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

Corvias Foundation awards scholarship to student from Edwards AFB

Courtesy photograph Corvias Foundation scholarship recipient, Zoexenita Mercado of Desert High School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,poses for a photo with a University of California, Davis mascot cutout. She plans to attend...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Christopher Okula

Edwards test squadron completes Joint Strike Missile test program

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon carries a developmental test version of Norway’s Joint Strike Missile. The 416th Flight Test Squadron recently wrapped up JSM testing. A team of U.S...