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Several members from throughout Air Force Materiel Command (HQ AFMC/A4, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Air Force Research Lab, and contractors) descended on Edwards AFB to test out a new hybrid flightline generator the last week of March. They teamed up with members of the 412th Logistics Test Squadron to test their Hybrid Flightline Generator Technology Pathfinder on an F-16 fighter, KC-135 tanker and C-17 cargo plane. Hybrid generator could make aircraft maintenance more efficient, effective, user friendly
You can’t have air power without ground power says Senior Master Sgt. Jason Tilley, who is the Air Force’s lead for its Aerospace Ground Support Equipment Working Group. Tilley, along with several members from throughout Air Force Materiel Command, AFMC Support Equipment Program Office and Research Lab, descended on Edwards AFB to test out a new
0 4/17
2018
F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history
The F-35 Integrated Test Force, based at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, has completed more than 65,000 test points, 9,200 test flights, and six major test aircraft detachments on board L-class and Nimitz class carriers on both U.S. coasts.
0 4/12
2018
Default Air Force Logo AFMC supporting analysis of T-6 unexplained physiological events
Air Force Materiel Command is playing a lead role in analyzing unexplained physiological events with the T-6 Texan II training platform. Maj. Gen. T. Glenn Davis is leading a team to determine the root causes and corrective actions for recent T-6 aircrew breathing system problems. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, AFMC commander, and Darlene Costello, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and Logistics, convened the team and appointed Davis to lead it.
0 4/03
2018
The view of the wash rack on the Edwards flight line through the Replacement Head-Up Display on an a C-17 Globemaster III. The Air Force is looking to see if the RHUD can supplant the legacy display with a newer, more capable version. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) Heads up: 418th FLTS wraps up new pilot display tests
The 418th Flight Test Squadron is finishing up tests on a new head-up display for the C-17 Globemaster III this week. The Air Force wants to see if the Replacement Head-Up Display (RHUD) can supplant the legacy display with a newer, more capable version. For the three-week test, the C-17 Integrated Test Team installed RHUDs on an Edwards C-17 for a
0 3/08
2018
The 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force conducted three test sorties March 6 using a quadcopter to inspect a C-17 Globemaster III. Maj. Dan Riley, ET CTF director, and Maj. William Niblack, ET CTF operations officer, piloted the small unmanned aerial system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Team Edwards members win top DOD maintenance award
Members of the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force and the 412th Maintenance Group won the Department of Defense 2017 Maintenance Innovation Challenge People's Choice Award for using small unmanned aircraft systems to conduct exterior maintenance inspections on large aircraft. Top DOD maintenance leaders handed out the
0 12/15
2017
A B-2 Spirit bomber sits in the Benefield Anechoic Facility Nov. 28, 2016, preparing to undergo environmental control systems checks. The Air Force released photos this week of the stealth bomber’s first time in the BAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner) BAF team readying for stealth bomber testing
Last November, a B-2 Spirit entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time. Photos released by the Air Force this week show the stealth bomber being backed into the BAF to undergo environmental control systems checks. According to staff members, the BAF team spent a year preparing for and installing new equipment for the B-2’s maiden
0 11/08
2017
Eddie Bee Ready makes a visit to the Exchange Express gas station Sept. 22 as part of National Preparedness Month. Members of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Flight regularly dress up as the readiness mascot, including David Babcock who recently won the individual category of the Department of Defense’s 2016 National Preparedness Awards. (Courtesy photo) ‘Mr. Disaster Preparedness’ wins top DOD award
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- His award recommendation calls him “Mr. Disaster Preparedness.” He also has another alter ego — Eddie Bee Ready. Now, he can be called a Department of Defense award winner. David Babcock of the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Emergency Management Flight was named the top individual award winner for an active-duty
0 9/26
2017
Members of the Republic of Colombia's military pose for a photo in front of a B-1B Lancer as part of their visit to Edwards Sept. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Okula) Colombian military officers get insight into flight test at Edwards
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Dozens of Republic of Colombia military officers dropped by Edwards Air Force Base for an up-close look at flight test Sept. 12, 2017. The group visited the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, the 419th Flight Test Squadron and NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. Col. Jason Schott, 412th Test Wing vice
0 9/14
2017
The 746th Test Squadron from Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, provided an array of GPS jamming equipment and support for DT NAVFEST at Edwards Air Force Base. The jammers provided a degraded GPS environment for testing multiple aerial platforms throughout the week. Testing was done from 1 to 6 a.m. each day to minimize impact on the community and civilian air traffic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cole Johnson) DoD, academia test systems for GPS denial
Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as references, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.
0 9/13
2017
Dream Chaser captive carry test Dream Chaser undergoes captive carry test at Edwards
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser underwent a captive carry test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center here Aug. 30. The test was part of the spacecraft’s Phase Two flight test efforts to advance the orbiter closer to space flight, according to an SNC press release. A Columbia Helicopters Model 234-UT
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2017
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