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Air Force Test Center welcomes new commanding general

The world’s premier flight test organization is in the hands of a new leader. Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Azzano assumed command of the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony held Aug. 3 in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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412th OG chasing options for test support with Alpha Jet

When a test aircraft takes to the sky, on many occasions it is accompanied by a chase airplane. The chase plane can provide safety support by giving visual feedback, serve as a flying target, and document the test sortie through photography and video taken by an additional crewmember.

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Air Force announces retirement of Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

Air Force officials announced July 26 that Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, will retire in September.

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Sun-powered cars show off STEM students’ ingenuity

Fueled only by the sun’s rays, 26 custom-built cars made their way across the United States on a trek that ended at the Antelope Valley Mall in Palmdale, Calif., July 23, 2018, for the finale of this year’s Solar Car Challenge.

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Teichert takes command of 412th Test Wing

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer passed the 412th Test Wing flag of leadership to Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert during a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 18, 2018.


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F-35 developmental testers surge toward IOC

Posted  August 21, 2017

Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is famous for aviation firsts, but the F-35 Developmental Test team recently achieved the opposite, an aviation last.

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Small UAS helps fire fighters during exercise

Posted  August 18, 2017

Members of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., teamed with the Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force to use small unmanned aircraft systems to increase their emergency response capabilities during two aircraft crash exercises held July 31 and Aug. 3, 2017. 

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G-III aircraft from NASA Armstrong provides live TV coverage of solar eclipse across America

Posted  August 18, 2017

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun is completely obscured by the moon. The lunar shadow enters the United States near Lincoln City, Ore., at 9:05 a.m., PDT. Totality, where the moon completely covers the sun,…

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New airliner tests at Edwards

Posted  August 18, 2017

Boeing photograph by Paul Weatherman A Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off after a touch-and-go landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017. Boeing has been conducting flight tests with its newest airliner at Edwards recently. Periodically, aviation industry companies are provided the opportunity to conduct flight tests at Edwards given the base’s unique…

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 15

Posted  August 18, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Secretary of the Air Force swears in a new undersecretary, B-1B crews deployed to Guam fly their first mission and the SecAF speaks on the light attack experiment.

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