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On June 23, 1961 Major Robert M. White became the first person to exceed Mach 5 when he flew the X-15 to a speed of Mach 5.27 (3,603 mph). This week in Edwards history
On June 23, 1961 Major Robert M. White became the first person to exceed Mach 5 when he flew the X-15 to a speed of Mach 5.27 (3,603 mph).  Breaking barriers since 1947 - Celebrating 70 years of supersonic flight.
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Members of Class 91B of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School check out an F-117 Nighthawk in the Air Force Flight Test Museum's restoration hangar during a recent reunion on Edwards Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit) U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School class 91B reunites
U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 91B dropped by Edwards as part of a 25-year class reunion June 16.  Class 91B grads, Dr. Joseph W. Nichols, Air Force Test Center Flight Test and Evaluation technical advisor, and Bill Gray, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School chief test pilot, led the tour, which began at the school house and took them to the
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An RQ-4 Global Hawk assigned to Beale Air Force Base crashed near Lone Pine, Calif., Wednesday. (Courtesy photo) RQ-4 Global Hawk crashes in Eastern Sierra Nevadas
An RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft crashed near Mount Whitney in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range at approximately 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries or deaths were reported. The Global Hawk was assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and was on a ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base en
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Default Air Force Logo One hour, one pint, can save three lives
Just a few weeks back, sixteen of our fellow Air Force Test Center airman collectively gathered and saved the lives of people they did not know. They didn't have capes, costumes, nor theme songs. They had no adoration of fans and no applause for their kind deeds. Yet, one by one they arrived... and they took the time to help another human being in
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2017
An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 411th Flight Test Squadron maneuvers over the Mojave Desert during a test mission. The 411th Flight Test Squadron’s quick integration of MGRS interface software enabled the Raptor to effectively engage ISIS targets in Syria. (Photo by Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin) F-22 Quick reaction test and modernization efforts lead to national recognition
When the 411th Flight Test Squadron’s F-22 Modernization Team was tasked with a short-notice, quick-turn test, the members never imagined it would help garner them national recognition. But that’s exactly what happened when the team integrated software into the aircraft that interfaces the Military Grid Reference System with the Air Force’s
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Lt. Col. Christopher Snyder has been selected for the U.S. Air Force Fellows program at Argonne National Laboratory. (Courtesy photo)
Edwards test pilot, TPS grad, selected as Air Force Fellows at Argonne National Laboratory
Science, technology and national security come together in a personal and powerful way through the U.S. Air Force Fellows program at Argonne National Laboratory, which on July 10 will become a second home to Lt. Col. Chris Snyder and Maj. Sean Richardson. Snyder and Richardson were selected for the prestigious one-year national program after a
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(Courtesy photo by Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin) Raptor testers recognized for contributions to national defense
The U.S. Air Force announced June 14 that the 412th Test Wing’s F-22 Modernization Flight Test Team won the 2017 Air Force Association Citation of Honor Award for their outstanding contributions to national defense.   The award recognizes the outstanding contribution of an individual or organization to the development of aerospace power for the
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Airman 1st Class Darby Misner, 412th Security Forces Squadron, is the 412th Test Wing’s Warrior of the Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner) 412th Test Wing Warrior of the Week
Group: 412th Mission Support GroupMember: Airman 1st Class Darby MisnerUnit: 412 Security Forces SquadronJob Title: Entry ControllerCareer Goal: To retrain into the Military Working Dog career field and later get commissioned. Congratulations Airman 1st Class Darby Misner, the 412th Test Wing’s Warrior of the Week. A1C Misner is assigned to the
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Col. Scott Cain, 412th Operations Group commander (left), and Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton, the new commander of the 461st Flight Test Squadron, pose for a photo with the squadron’s guidon June 9 in Hangar 1830. Hamilton assumed command of the squadron, which oversees developmental testing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. (Courtesy photo by Darin Russell/Lockheed Martin) New commander for Joint Strike Fighter squadron
Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton assumed command of the 461st Flight Test Squadron during a change of command ceremony June 9 in Hangar 1830. Hamilton previously served as director of operations for the squadron. The 461st FLTS oversees developmental testing of all variants of the fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Along with being squadron
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Twenty officers from the Air Force, Navy, Marines, and from Singapore, the United Kingdom and Australia, completed the one year curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School to graduate as Class 16B June 9.
Class 16B includes 11 experimental test pilots, seven flight test engineers, one experimental remotely piloted aircraft operator and one experimental test combat systems officer. 
Test Pilot School graduates Class 16B
Twenty officers completed the one year curriculum at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School to graduate as Class 16B June 9.   Upon graduation from TPS, Class 16B includes 11 experimental test pilots, seven flight test engineers, one experimental remotely piloted aircraft operator and one experimental test combat systems officer. Students from the
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