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  • 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.

  • Installed Engine Test Facility thrusts Edwards legacy into the future

    The skies above the Aerospace Valley has seen some of the most iconic aircraft in aviation history. However before they etch their place history books, these aircraft undergo weeks of ground tests. These ground tests are conducted in numerous locations in or near the flight line at Edwards 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.

  • AFTC honors Women's History Month: interview with Capt. Laura Quaco

    As we wrap up our Women’s History Month celebration, we highlight Capt. Laura Quaco, Air Force Test Center Military Justice chief. Quaco explains why she joined the Air Force and shares influential leaders during her career in a question and answer session with Tiffany Holloway, AFTC public affairs

  • 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)