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A group of Edwards Honorary Commanders get a look at a U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Calspan VISTA F-16 aircraft. The VISTA serves as an in-flight simulator for Test Pilot School personnel.


Thousands of people visit Edwards Air Force Base each year because of the variety of missions that may be found here. Touring Edwards may be an excellent educational tool for groups interested in learning more about the United States Air Force. We welcome you to take a glimpse of life behind the gates.

Our upcoming 2020 schedule of tours will be released shortly. Please check back as we update this page.

The 412 Test Wing Public Affairs Office conducts large group and educational tours throughout the year. These free tours require reservations and fill up many months in advance – sometimes up to a year. The tours include the Air Force Flight Test Museum and a windshield tour of the main base and some of the flight line areas under the following guidelines;

  • Groups must have at least 10 attendees and are limited to no more than 40.
  • Tours are scheduled Tuesday - Friday during normal business hours (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.). No tours will be offered on the weekends or holidays.
  • Tour requests must be submitted at least 30 days in advance, but no earlier than 90 days.
  • Tour planning will begin no earlier than 30 days from a request date, and only one tour per calendar week will be approved.
  • All guests must be high school age or older. A special pass is required for all non DoD ID card holders.
  • Please notify us if any tour guests are not U.S. citizens.
  • Groups are responsible for their own transportation to Edwards AFB and making all other arrangements outside the formal tour (e.g. if tour includes a lunch stop).
  • A maximum of 1 bus per tour.
  • Please make Public Affairs aware of any tour guests who are officers in the grade of O-6 or above as well as any distinguished persons, award winners, POWs, etc., who will be accompanying your tour.
  • All tours are subject to change or cancelation based on mission/operational requirements.

Please click HERE to request a tour

Public Affairs

Public Affairs
412 TW/PA
305 E. Popson Ave.
Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Fax: (661) 277-2732