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RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Innovation is the introduction of something new, an improved product or method. One innovation that’s not necessarily new but continues to demonstrate innovation is the RASCAL pod program at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Two-month UAS flight test series concludes

As the wheels of NASA’s Ikhana Unmanned Aircraft System touched down June 30, 2016, a two-month flight test series came to a close, concluding an essential stage in the agency’s research into technologies that support safe integration of UAS into the National Airspace System.

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Branch Elementary student takes major stride by qualifying for Junior Olympics

The 2016 Olympics in Brazil is right around the corner beginning Aug. 5. But, before then, the 50th Annual USA Track and Field National Junior Olympics Championships will be held in Sacramento, Calif., July 25 – 31.

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Museum launches ‘Give to Restore’ campaign

The Air Force Flight Test Museum located at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is currently raising money to restore the museum’s YF-117A.

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Goldfein swears in as 21st CSAF

Gen. David L. Goldfein was sworn in as the Air Force’s 21st chief of staff by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James during a ceremony at the Pentagon July 1, 2016.


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Technology

RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Posted  July 18, 2016

Innovation is the introduction of something new, an improved product or method. One innovation that’s not necessarily new but continues to demonstrate innovation is the RASCAL pod program at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Posted  March 18, 2016

March 16, 1976 — The F-16 control-configured vehicle flight test program began. The first prototype F-16 had been fitted with a pair of canards and an auxiliary flight control computer. The CCV program explored the use of non-conventional flight modes to enhance the operational capabilities of modern high-performance fighters.

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Edwards NCOs setting up SoCal Run for the Fallen

Posted  March 25, 2016

Senior Master Sgt. Paul Valenzuela, Senior Master Sgt. Jared Currie and Master Sgt. Joshua Mullen are working to setup the SoCal Run for the Fallen. The Run for the Fallen started in 2008 with a team of runners running across America to remember each service member that gave the ultimate sacrifice during Operation Iraqi Freedom….

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Register now for second ‘Run With History’ Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and exotic car show

Posted  March 25, 2016

Register now for Edwards AFBs second “Run with History” Half Marathon, 10K and 5K run. The run starts at 7 a.m., May 14. Come and run on the world-famous Rogers Dry Lakebed and around the world’s largest compass rose. There will also be various aircraft, static displays, historical markers along the route. Additionally, an exotic car show…

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This week in Edwards flight test history

Posted  March 25, 2016

Air Force photograph March 26, 1958: The first launch of the Zero Length Launch (ZEL) program, of an F-100D took place from a truck-mounted launcher. North American test pilot Albert W. Blackburn was at the controls. A follow-on to the ZELMAL program, ZEL was designed to launch tactical fighter planes after loss of their normal…

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