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Gathering of Eagles celebrates F-117A test program

Posted October 7, 2016 by Peter W. Merlin

The Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted the Gathering of Eagles Oct. 1 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif. The annual event celebrates significant events in flight-test history.

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AMC Museum rescues historic airlifter

Posted January 4, 2017 by Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia

A true piece of American history that has sat in the Mojave Desert for decades and was slated to be turned into scrap metal will now have a new home at the Air Mobility Command Museum.

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First use of sUAS to inspect plane lessens load for maintainers

Posted March 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

When the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6, it marked the second time the CTF used a small unmanned aerial system in a new application that shows promise.

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NASA’s first deaf engineer in active mission control role impresses

Posted May 19, 2017 by

On April 4, 2017, which was the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger’s maiden voyage, a modified NASA Gulfstream III took off at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to become the first NASA aircraft to fly with a twisted wing flap configuration.

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New vice commander for Air Force Test Center

Posted July 19, 2017 by

Col. Angela Suplisson is the new vice commander of the Air Force Test Center headquartered at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Quick learning, ‘deployed mentality’ lead to LRASM’s successful launch

Posted September 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

No test at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., can be considered simple, but when you add in numerous organizations with their own language and procedures, along with a test aircraft with engine problems, then that makes accomplishing the mission all that more challenging.

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Combined Federal Campaign underway at Edwards

Posted October 23, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

This year's Combined Federal Campaign is going on now at Edwards AFB and will continue until Nov. 20.

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Tis’ the season for STEM volunteering

Posted November 25, 2015 by Rebecca Amber and Kenji Thuloweit

The U.S. Air Force recognizes the critical role that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace, and enabling the Department of Defense and Air Force in the security of the nation. Being the world’s greatest Air Force is not a…

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Portion of Popson Ave. to close for road work

Posted January 15, 2016 by

West Popson Ave. will be closed to traffic between Spiro Avenue and Airman’s Drrive Jan. 20 and. 21. This will allow trenching to be done to install a new communications conduit in support of the renovation of Dorm 2423. East-bound and west-bound traffic will be able to use Methusa Roadd or Rosamond Boulevard as alternate routes….

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This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Posted April 1, 2016 by

Air Force photograph March 29, 1951 — The first successful flight of the Regulus I Navy tactical cruise missile took place. The test missile, the FTV-2, took off from the lakebed under its internal power and was guided in flight by radio signals from a Lockheed TV-2D director aircraft. After performing various maneuvers, the missile…

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