Welcome Students and Educators

Hosted by the 412th Operations Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Test Center, students will get to experience being a Test Pilot and a Flight Test Engineer. Using a Virtual Reality system, students can execute traditional flight test maneuvers and control room operations. Students will fly a simulator fighter aircraft and practice monitoring aircraft speed, altitude, and maneuverability. Instruction with one-on-one training will be provided by US Air Force military and civilian test pilots and engineers. Additionally, the team will provide and answer questions about opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers within the US Air Force.

Simple Test Conduct Experience

- Execute a Flight Test mission with provided Test Cards

- Each event will take ~10 minutes/demo

Click HERE to learn more about the USAF Test Pilot School.

360 video of STEM flyover aircraft

About Us

Edwards Air Force Base is located along the northern edge of Los Angeles County where the United States Air Force, NASA, and other entities test and evaluate the latest aerospace advancements and capabilities.  https://www.edwards.af.mil/ The 412th Operations Group is the Air Force's largest Flight Test Operations Group, supporting 300 test programs on 76 aircraft of 12 different types. Aircraft tested at Edwards AFB include fighter, bomber, cargo, tanker, and remotely piloted aircraft to include the KC-46, F-35, F-22, F-16, B-1, B-2, B-52, C-17, C-130, KC-135, RQ-4, joint remotely piloted aircraft and emerging technologies.

STEM Booth Test Card


Who are we? Meet some of the people who call the Aerospace Valley home.

We are the 412th Test Wing and our mission is Test. Meet just a few of some of the men and women of Edwards Air Force Base and learn about how they use STEM every day in their careers and how they ended up here in the Aerospace Valley.


Meet Caroline White

Carlos Pinedo's Message 

Meet Bryce Turner

Meet Jessica Tompkins

Meet Luis Garces

Meet Michael Corson

Meet Kristopher Rorberg

Meet Brent Maggard

Meet Rachel Williams

Meet Christian Turner

Meet Jessica Peterson

Meet Erica Perry

Meet Christopher Campbell

Meet Ahave Brown

Meet Carlos Pinedo (Espanol)

Meet Andrew Novak

Lindsay Moon

Lauren Kram

Allan Jesperson

Matthew McCormack