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Tag: Test Pilot School

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...
VISTA is a highly modified F-16 that can simulate the flight characteristics of many other aircraft: if the aircraft is configured as a C-17, the aircraft will respond like a C-17, not an F-16 As explained by Christopher Ball, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs in his article VISTA gives TPS clearer view of new flight control system, students at Edwards Air Force...