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Tag: Edwards Air Force Base

Amid latest North Korea ICBM test, the U.S. depoys its most advanced fighter jets to South Korea
The F-35 Automatic Ground and Collision Avoidance System is a tool that utilizes a suite of sensors, on-board monitors and flight data to determine if a plane is on course for a probable ground collision. The 412th Test Wing recently published the technical report on the F-35 Automatic Ground and Collision Avoidance System...
First F-22 Female Pilot helped pave the way for women in the U.S. Air Force
Maj. Gen. Dawn Dunlop is also the highest ranking female fighter pilot in the Air Force today. In early February, roughly 80 female pilots gathered together on Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California, to take part in the video filming of an Air Force Recruiting Service commercial. The commercial was made to coincide...
The Blue Angels F11F Back-to- Back Pass that thrilled SAC General Curtis Lemay
General Curtis LeMay threw his cigar down and said, ‘I don’t believe this.’ The Blue Angels traded the F9F-8 Cougar for the supersonic F11F Tiger in 1957. As told by Nicholas A. Veronico in his book The Blue Angels a Fly-By History, The two solo pilots on...
These Photos show how Airmen helped Captain Marvel to Fly Higher, Further, Faster
“I learned how to dogfight on offense and defense. I pulled 6.5 G’s. I can’t wait to get up in a plane and pull more, because I’ve got to get up to nine,” Brie Larson, who portrays Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel in the movie. U.S. Air Force (USAF) airmen and aircraft provide...
NASA Releases unique photos of T-38 Talon Trainers Flying at Supersonic Speeds
NASA Captures First Air-to-Air Images of Supersonic Shockwave Interaction in Flight. The unique images in this post were brought to my attention by Giuseppe Volpicelli, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club. NASA has successfully tested an advanced air-to-air photographic technology in flight, capturing the first-ever images of...
New paint scheme for USAF Test Pilot School's F-16 VISTA
The NF-16 VISTA recently received a new look and modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. Taken on Jan. 30, 2019 the cool photos in this post show the NF-16 VISTA (Variable stability In-flight Test Aircraft) departing Hill Air Force Base (AFB), UT, after recently receiving a new look and modifications at...
Edwards' F-16s were activated at last minute to fire AQM-37D supersonic targets at HMAS Hobart
The F-16s are certified to fire the AQM-37D supersonic targets and a conflict in scheduling meant they were urgently required to support the joint testing by U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy off the coast of California Two F-16s and a KC-135 from Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) were activated at last minute...
Edwards AFB Test Team verifies F-35 crash recovery procedures
Different methods were verified such as using an aircraft sling attached to the F-35 to be lifted by a crane; “belly bands” that can be placed underneath the jet and attached to a crane; and inflatable airbags or lifting bags that can be used to raise a crashed or disabled F-35 Even the...
This former A-10 Driver has become the First Female F-35 Test Pilot
According to Winiecki having the ability to bring the A-10 mission sets to the 461st FLTS, such as close-air-support, combat search and rescue and forward air controller, is important so the focus is not just on the air-to-air capabilities of the F-35 A routine F-35 flight test mission marked a significant event...
The most modern U.S. Combat Aircraft train together during Exercise Orange Flag
Orange Flag enables the test community to capture data to assess the interoperability of multiple aircraft platforms in an environment outside of traditional Edwards AFB testing Taken on Dec. 13, 2018 in the skies above California, the cool photo in this post shows an F-35 and F-16 from Edwards Air Force Base...

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