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AFTC commander visits new F-22 facilities

Posted March 24, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Maj. Gen. David Harris, Air Force Test Center commander, dropped by the 411th Flight Test Squadron March 16, 2017, as part of his monthly visits with different units on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Small quadcopter test is first on active Air Force taxiway

Posted March 24, 2017 by Christopher Ball

An unusual aircraft went through its motions on the Edwards Air Force Base flightline March 16 when a small quadcopter equipped with a camera took to the sky to perform a visual inspection of a B-52 Stratofortress.

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Edwards’ 416th FLTS working to upgrade F-16 radar

Posted March 24, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 416th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., continually conducts developmental testing to enhance the warfighting capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. One focus of the F-16 testers here is the integration and testing of a new radar as part of the F-16 Radar Modernization Program. According to its manufacturer, Northrop Grumman,…

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Professional development

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The March 2017 First Term Airman’s Center class poses for a group photo on the rooftop patio area of Club Muroc March 17, 2017 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.  FTAC is a five-day course that provides informative briefings and training for newly…

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Detour coming to South Gate

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South Lancaster Blvd. at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will be closed from the Edwards sign to Mercury Blvd. for a pavement repair project. South Gate will stay open throughout construction. Motorists will need to use a detour route — 140th St. E. to Mercury Blvd. — to bypass construction and reach south gate. Construction…

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461st FLTS tests U.K. weapons for F-35B

Posted March 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently conducted weapon delivery accuracy tests with two United Kingdom weapons.

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Daughter visits crash site 59 years after father’s death

Posted March 20, 2017 by Christopher Ball

On Jan. 28, 1958, 33-year-old test pilot Tom Kilgariff was killed when his Douglas A-3D Skywarrior caught fire, broke apart and crashed in a field just west of Barstow, Calif.

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No bones about it, staffers get up-close look at Edwards K-9s

Posted March 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Staff Sgt. Erick Hernandez, 412th Security Forces Squadron, is apprehended by Rolf, a military working dog, during a demonstration for congressional staffers at the 412th SFS Working Dog Section March 13, 2017. St. Patrick’s Day may be March 17, but the week kicked off with National K-9 Veterans Day….

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Indian Air Force Test Pilot School visits Edwards

Posted March 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Indian Air Force Test Pilot School staff members and students consisting of 14 pilots and engineers, pose for a group photo in front of the NF-104 outside the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School March 8, 2017. The visit to TPS was part of a two-day tour of Edwards…

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Exploring the unseen with augmented reality

Posted March 10, 2017 by

What if you could see virtual antenna polar patterns superimposed on aircraft or the effects of electromagnetic interference?

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