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  • Enlisted Test course launches at USAF Test Pilot School

    The United States Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California, graduated its Enlisted Test Professional Course, August 27, 2021. Though taught shortly in 2012 and 2018, a sustainable course idea was rebirthed in 2019 by TPS which came to fruition this year.
  • NF-16D VISTA becomes X-62A

    The NF-16D Variable In-flight Simulator Aircraft (VISTA) has been redesignated as the X-62A, effective June 14, 2021.
  • Edwards pioneers smart watch effort to help future leaders be better, faster

    The Ellington Airman Leadership School is pioneering the use of smart watches in an innovative Air Force effort to train tomorrow’s leaders to be more efficient, effective and ready in a realm of ever-escalating demands.
  • Space Test Class descends on Tehachapi

    Students from the United States Test Pilot School Space Test Fundamentals Course Class 21-2 gathered at Mountain Valley Airport’s glider school in Tehachapi, Calif., June 3, 2021, to strengthen their understanding of time-compressed data collection practices in unfamiliar environments.
  • B-1B Lancer Undergoes Electronic Warfare Testing in the BAF

    A B-1B Lancer was rolled into the Benefield Anechoic Facility (BAF) at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on May 20. The aircraft will undergo testing of a portion of the B-1B Defensive Software suite, Pre-processor Flight Software (PFS) 6.42.
  • 370th Flight Test Squadron conducts air refueling operations with F-15EX Eagle II’s

    F-15EX Eagle II’s from the 40th Flight Test Squadron, 96th Test Wing, and 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, 53rd Wing, both out of Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, fly in formation during an aerial refueling operation over Northern California, May 14. The aircraft participated in the Northern Edge 21 exercise in Alaska earlier in May. (Air Force
  • Test Pilot school graduates first Space Test Fundamentals class

    The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduated the first-ever Space Test Fundamentals class April 6, 2021, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, the U.S. Space Force chief of space operations, was on-hand to give the graduation address.
  • Air Force Chief of Staff visits Edwards AFB

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., and his wife, Sharene Brown, visited Edwards Air Force Base, California, March 30 – April 1.
  • KC-46 conducts flight tests with E-4B

    An E-4B assigned to Eighth Air Force from Offut Air Force Base, Nebraska, conducted flight tests with the KC-46 Pegasus at Edwards Air Force Base, California, in February. (Air Force video by Giancarlo Casem)
  • The EAGIL has landed - Divested B-1B Lancer to become ground integration lab

    A recently retired B-1B Lancer flew its final sortie and landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Feb. 23.
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