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Adaptive flight control testing benefits TPS, university students

Posted November 15, 2016 by Christopher Ball

A recent test management project helped not only to validate an adaptive flight control system, but provided valuable educational experience to military and university students.

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B-52 grounded at Edwards

Posted November 7, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Gocong A wrecker dismantles B-52 56-0585 in front of the Air Force Flight Test Museum Oct. 27. The aircraft arrived at the AFFT Museum in 1983, and over the years the condition of the aircraft had deteriorated. Returning it to museum standards was not cost-effective. The Vietnam-era combat aircraft’s…

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Edwards CivMil installs new officers, directors

Posted November 4, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Edwards Air Force Base Civilian-Military Support Group held its annual installation banquet at the University of the Antelope Valley, where Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, installed the new officers and directors for the coming year.

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416th FLTS tests missile for European ally’s Joint Strike Fighter

Posted November 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

From Norway to Australia, members from a number of allied and partner nations have come to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to team with base units to test systems, enhance international cooperation and advance their own air forces’ capabilities.

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Fifty Edwards Airmen get speedy face-to-face mentoring from top

Posted November 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Middle Tier Association hosted a Chief Speed Review at the Desert Mall Oct. 17, 2016.

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Havin’ a ball!

Posted October 28, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Branch Elementary School students have some new athletic equipment to play with thanks to Edwards AFB’s Middle Tier Association, Air Force Security Forces Association and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief. Recently, students brought home flyers requesting donations of physical education equipment for the school….

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Edwards boom operators set sight on future KC-46 testing

Posted October 26, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Earlier this year in Everett, Wash., workers from the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, and Boeing teamed to achieve major test milestones for the KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker, which resulted in the Department of Defense authorizing initial production in August.  

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A space odyssey

Posted October 21, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball NASA’s Space Shuttle Crew Transport Vehicle and Lunar Landing Research Vehicle pass through the gate at the end of Edwards main runway on their way to the Air Force Flight Test Museum Oct. 13, 2016. Both vehicles were donated by NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. NASA’s Lunar Landing Research…

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Edwards NCO ‘joins’ the Marines for senior NCO training

Posted October 21, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

When it came time for Master Sgt. Daniel Magas to attend the next step in his Professional Military Education -- the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy -- he decided to take a different route.  

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VISTA gives TPS clearer view of new flight control system

Posted October 21, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Students at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed testing of an innovative aircraft control system that is intended to add a margin of safety to aviation.

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