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Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

Posted November 30, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force.

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Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Posted November 23, 2016 by David Vergun

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.

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Exchange program brings South Korean test pilots to TPS

Posted November 22, 2016 by

The Korean Test Pilot School brought two students and two instructors to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to fly T-38s and F-16s Oct. 30-Nov.  4.

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Danny Bazzell new FTHF general manager

Posted November 18, 2016 by

The Flight Test Historical Foundation announced Nov. 14 the selection of Danny Bazzell as the new general manager. The mission of the Flight Test Historical Foundation, a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is to preserve the rich local history of flight test by raising funds to support the development of the Air Force Flight Test Museum at…

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Season of giving

Posted November 18, 2016 by Air Force photographs by Christopher Ball

Volunteers from Edwards’ First Sergeants Council and Lockheed Martin prepare Operation Home Front holiday meal gift bags for Edwards families that may need extra help. The bags contained dry goods to create a holiday meal, as well as a $25 Commissary gift certificate to get a turkey or ham, a small AAFES BX certificate, a…

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AFFT Museum holiday hours

Posted November 18, 2016 by

For people who have access to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the Air Force Flight Test Museum has announced the following holiday hours: Thanksgiving Nov. 23: 9 a.m-1 p.m. Dec. 24 (Thanksgiving): Closed Nov. 25: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Christmas Dec. 23: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 24-Jan. 2, 2017: Closed Jan. 3, 2017: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m….

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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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