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Blake becomes new commandant at U.S.A.F. Test Pilot School

Col. Ryan Blake took the helm as the new commandant of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during a change of command ceremony held in Hangar 1207, July 10.

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NASA prepares to go public with quiet supersonic tech

Arriving 49,000 feet above the test site, higher than the airlines fly, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center test pilot Jim “Clue” Less shuts down his F/A-18’s afterburners moving just shy of Mach 1, the speed of sound, or about 630 mph at this altitude.

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Edwards’ 416th FLTS changes hands

Col. Christopher Spinelli, 412th Operations Group commander, handed the 416th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Scott Fann during a change of command ceremony June 1 in Hangar 1207 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Harris expresses gratitude, reflects at final commander’s call

Maj. Gen. David Harris took the stage at the base theater for his final Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., commander’s call as Air Force Test Center commander June 20, 2018.

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Agreement Allows Air Force to provide a boost to local school districts

Several school districts near Edwards Air Force Base in California are benefitting from computer donations courtesy of the Air Force Test Center and the 412th Test Wing.


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Professional development

Posted  March 24, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The March 2017 First Term Airman’s Center class poses for a group photo on the rooftop patio area of Club Muroc March 17, 2017 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.  FTAC is a five-day course that provides informative briefings and training for newly…

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Detour coming to South Gate

Posted  March 24, 2017

South Lancaster Blvd. at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will be closed from the Edwards sign to Mercury Blvd. for a pavement repair project. South Gate will stay open throughout construction. Motorists will need to use a detour route — 140th St. E. to Mercury Blvd. — to bypass construction and reach south gate. Construction…

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461st FLTS tests U.K. weapons for F-35B

Posted  March 20, 2017

The 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently conducted weapon delivery accuracy tests with two United Kingdom weapons.

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Two Airmen get a surprise from the top

Posted  March 20, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson From left: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presented Airman 1st Class Sergio Cuevas, 412th Maintenance Squadron, with a below-the-zone promotion March 16, 2017, along with Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th TW command chief. Two outstanding Airmen got a big surprise March 16, 2017, when Brig….

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Daughter visits crash site 59 years after father’s death

Posted  March 20, 2017

On Jan. 28, 1958, 33-year-old test pilot Tom Kilgariff was killed when his Douglas A-3D Skywarrior caught fire, broke apart and crashed in a field just west of Barstow, Calif.

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