This week in Edwards history
By 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
/ Published January 09, 2018
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --
On Jan. 9, 1943, the first flight of the Lockheed XC-69 took place from Burbank, California, to Muroc Army Airfield. It was piloted by company test pilots Edmund Allen and Milo Burcham. The four-engine, propeller-driven aircraft was designed by Kelly Johnson and developed from the Lockheed L-049 Constellation airliner.