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A B-52 Stratofortress takes off Dec. 15, 2006, from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on a flight-test mission using a blend of synthetic fuel and JP-8 in all eight engines. This is the first time a "Buff" has flown using a synfuel-blend as the only fuel on board. In September, the Air Force successfully flew a B-52 with two-engines using the synfuel-blend. The B-52 test flights at Edwards are the initial steps in the Air Force process to test and certify a synthetic blend of fuel for its aviation fleet. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric M. Grill) AFFTC commander pilots first eight-engine alternative fuel flight
For the first time in 36 years, the Air Force Flight Test Center commander at Edwards piloted a milestone flight as part of a test program here Friday. A seasoned B-52 test pilot, Maj. Gen. Curtis Bedke took the opportunity to pilot a B-52 on its first flight running all eight engines on a Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuel blend. "As a test pilot with
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Space Shuttle Discovery sits at the end of the runway here after its safe landing Aug. 9. The shuttle returned from a 14-day mission in space. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jet Fabara) Edwards ready, on standby for shuttle return
Commanders say Edwards Air Force Base is ready to support NASA should the Space Shuttle Discovery land here Friday.Discovery, which launched into space Dec. 9, is scheduled to land Friday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with Edwards and White Sands, NM, as the alternate landing sites if the weather in Florida will not allow for its safe
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A B-52 Stratofortress accelerates down the runway Dec. 15, 2006, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during take-off for a flight-test mission using a blend of synthetic fuel and JP-8 in all eight engines. This is the first time a "Buff" has flown using a synfuel-blend as the only fuel on board.  In September, the Air Force successfully flew a B-52 with two-engines using the synfuel-blend. The B-52 test flights at Edwards are the initial steps in the Air Force process to test and certify a synthetic blend of fuel for its aviation fleet.  (Photo by Jet Fabara) B-52 flight uses synthetic fuel in all eight engines
A B-52 Stratofortress took off today on a flight-test mission using a blend of synthetic fuel and JP-8 in all eight engines. This is the first time a "Buff" has flown using a synfuel-blend as the only fuel on board. In September, the Air Force successfully flew a B-52 with two-engines using the synfuel-blend. "The B-52 test flights at Edwards Air
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Default Air Force Logo Stop the presses: Desert Wings ending print edition after 56 years
An Edwards mainstay since 1950, the Desert Wings is set to join several other Air Force newspapers that have announced plans to move away from a printed product.The Desert Wings is scheduled to end its print edition in February as part of an Air Force initiative to transition news delivery to the World Wide Web. "Phasing out the print edition is
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The Edwards Blue Eagles Honor Guard participated during the POW/MIA Ceremony here Sept. 14, 2006.  (Photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes) Blue Eagles Honor Guard: Edwards' sharpest team
As six pallbearers carry the casket and a seven-person fire team awaits, members from the Blue Eagles Honor Guard fold the American flag. That flag is presented by the detail commander to the family of a loved one who has lost someone dear.The Edwards honor guard, comprised of Airmen from duty sections around base, appears at functions such as
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MOJAVE, Calif. — Kern County and Edwards Air Force Base firefighters triage civilian victims of a simulated B-1B bomber crash at Mojave Spaceport in Mojave, Calif. on Dec. 10, 2006. The joint exercise kicked off Edwards' Operational Readiness Exercise, which ended Dec. 14. (Photo by John Haire) Simulated B-1B crash starts Edwards ORE
The circumstances are very possible -- an Edwards B-1B Lancer crashes while attempting an emergency landing.While this is a viable scenario for the Air Force Flight Test Center Inspector General to test the base's response, Sunday's early-morning Operational Readiness Exercise kick-off had a little twist -- the crash site was at Mojave's Spaceport
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Kumye Moore demonstrates a Tae Kwon Do jumping side kick at one of her classess at the Rosburg Fitness Center on Dec. 4, 2006. Ms. Moore is a fourth Dan black belt instructor with the World Tae Kwon Do Federation. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes) Edwards black belt instructor dedicates life to martial arts
Walking in a hallway beside a big muscular man at the Rosburg Fitness Center, Kumye Moore, wearing a black jacket and a white pair of pants, looked like a cat beside a lion. With a small stature of five feet, small slanted eyes and a smiling face, she seemed defenseless.However, what is hidden inside the diminutive woman is a World Tae Kwon Do
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Isabella Millman (left), 11, a Branch Elementary School sixth grade student, shows her sister, Tiffany, 8, a Bailey Elementary School second grade student, her astronomy book. Isabella won second place in a national NASA essay contest. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Julius Delos Reyes) Branch student wins NASA essay contest
A Branch Elementary School student here won a national NASA essay contest recently. Isabella Millman, 11, a Branch Elementary School sixth grade student, won second place with her essay entitled, "Dryden Flight Research Center -- The Quest for Speed -- or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Hypersonic Flight." The contest was a component of
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The HAVE BAT team studies the effects of imposing boundaries on a dynamic point-tracking in flight. The team is composed of U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 06A students who graduated Dec. 9, 2006. (Photo by Capt. Jason Dotter) Test Pilot School class 06A's 'Test Pirates' graduate Saturday
The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School will graduate Class 06A Saturday, the school's 145th class since its beginning at Wright Field in 1944.Since its conception, the Test Pilot School has added women, engineers and navigators to the cadre of graduates, and Class 06A is no different, as the 12 pilots, 10 engineers and two navigators include members
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Capt. Miles Middleton, 419th Flight Test Squadron B-52H test project officer and pilot, shows students from the University of Idaho equipment in the weapons bay of a B-52 here Dec. 5, 2006. (Photo by Airman Stacy Sanchez) Idaho students study Edwards B-52
Seven students and a professor from the University of Idaho visited several organizations at Edwards on Tuesday for a subsystem evaluation on the B-52 Stratofortress.The University of Idaho students are currently attending a graduate level course, called Advanced Human Factors, and were assigned to a class project here. The assignment was for the
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