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Default Air Force Logo Portable Manned Interactive Cockpit goes on the road
One of 2016’s quick-kill innovation projects, the Portable Manned Interactive Cockpit, was deployed to Orlando, Florida, to participate in the Operation Blended Warrior event in December. This was the second year of a four-year event. Mark Louton, an Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team software developer and flier, Steve Hansen, an EXCITE team technician, Orion Westfall, the EXCITE team lead developer, and Marilyn Lang, the EXCITE team program manager, participated in the event.
0 2/04
2017
Marine Corps Maj. Douglas Rosenstock, 461st Flight Test Squadron, is inspected by contractor Dr. Angela Theys during a chemical/biological pilot ensemble test Jan. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad White) JSF pilot ensemble designed to keep out chemical, biological agents
After several tests during the past six months to contaminate and decontaminate an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter with simulated chemical and biological agents, the 461st Flight Test Squadron has now moved forward to testing a suit ensemble designed to protect the pilot from those threats. “Over a decade of planning, flight equipment and
0 2/02
2017
Law enforcement representatives from the region joined 412th Security Forces Squadron defenders for Behavior Detection and Analysis training this month. Two training sessions were conducted at the 412th SFS building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kyle Larson) Local law enforcement joins Edwards defenders for training
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Law enforcement representatives from the region met up with 412th Security Forces Squadron members for Behavior Detection and Analysis training. Two iterations of three-day classes occurred Jan. 18-20 and Jan. 23-25, 2017. Department of Homeland Security trainers taught the class and focused on non-invasive
0 2/02
2017
Edwards First Term Airman's Center class 17A visited the 416th Flight Test Squadron Jan. 27 and had the opportunity to try on flight gear. The 412th Test Wing has incorporated the mission of ‘Test’ into its First Term Airmen Center program. Airmen receive a 5-hour immersion into various missions on Edwards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chris Higgins) Edwards First Term Airman’s Center expands into new realm
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The First Term Airman’s Center here is shifting its services to better serve Team Edwards. According to Master Sgt. Andre Brooks, FTAC had become not much more than in-processing for new Airmen.“Our goal is to move away from in-processing and more toward professional development,” Brooks said. While FTAC is being
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2017
A B-52 from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, is backed into the Benefield Anechoic Facility Jan. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner) Benefield Anechoic Facility hosts B-52 for HERO testing
A B-52 Stratofortress from the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, is undergoing Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance testing in the Benefield Anechoic Facility.   The test was requested by the B-52 Program Office at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to comply with a recent mandate from the Air Force Safety Office,
0 2/01
2017
American Red Cross volunteers Cecilia Olivas (center) and Simone Delaflor Evangelista talk to fourth graders at Irving L. Branch Elementary Jan. 19 about the Red Cross’ Pillowcase Project. The project encourages third-fifth-graders to learn about emergency preparedness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Red Cross talks emergency preparedness with fourth graders
The Edwards Office of Emergency Management, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, invited the American Red Cross to Irving L. Branch Elementary Jan. 19, 2017, as part of the Red Cross’ Pillowcase Project. Branch fourth graders received a lesson in emergency preparedness with encouragement to take what they learned back to their families. The
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2017
Robert Wallace (left), Lockheed Martin Flight Operations senior manager, presents David “Doc” Nelson a special flight suit patch for being the first to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jan. 6. (Courtesy photo by Tom Reynolds/Lockheed Martin) Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter
Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017. He achieved the milestone during a 4.5-hour flight in AF-03, one of the 461st Flight Test Squadron’s Joint Strike Fighters used for developmental test and evaluation. “It's an honor. At my age, to be
0 1/19
2017
Containment pools (bottom right) were built with wood framing and plastic sheets to aid in water collection during the test. This is a different approach from previous tests where water or fire-fighting foam was released into the hangar after all equipment was manually covered up with plastic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Edwards AFB reduces cost for fire suppression test
Members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force developed a new funnel system that captures the foam or water deluge during required hangar fire-suppression system tests, saving $79,750 and several days of delay, which can be critically important for test programs.
0 1/13
2017
Flocking together: Three F-35As and an F-35C are pictured with the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the background during a recent four-ship test sortie conducted by the 461st Flight Test Squadron. Testing is done to ensure data is shared appropriately and accurately between aircraft. (Courtesy photo by Darin Russell/Lockheed Martin) Multiple F-35s take to the skies to test communication data links
All three variants of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter are being used by the 461st Flight Test Squadron in recent multi-ship testing, which employs four or six jets to ensure communication systems between the planes are working properly and accurately. The F-35 contains state-of-the-art tactical data links that provide the secure sharing of data
0 12/07
2016
Six microvanes are bonded to each side of the aft fuselage of the test C-17 for phases three, four and five in the C-17 Drag Reduction Program managed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, Advanced Power Technology Office, and tested by the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB. The C-17 Globemaster III used for all five test phases is provided by Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway
When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force. This is why a team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been working for the past year on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s C-17 Drag Reduction Program. The 418th FLTS is currently wrapping up testing with
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2016
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