• DoD artificial intelligence agents successfully pilot fighter jet

    A joint Department of Defense team executed 12 flight tests in which artificial intelligence, or AI, agents piloted the X-62A Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft, or VISTA, to perform advanced fighter maneuvers at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 1-16, 2022.

  • NF-16D VISTA becomes X-62A

    The NF-16D Variable In-flight Simulator Aircraft (VISTA) has been redesignated as the X-62A, effective June 14, 2021.

  • Renowned artist to paint 'TPS Generations'

    Aviation artist and author, Mike Machat, was recently commissioned to create a 70th anniversary painting for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School titled "TPS Generations." The 24-inch by 48-inch original artwork will feature the NF-16D VISTA, the one-of-a-kind Variable stability In-flight Simulator

  • TPS's Test Management Program brings real-world projects to classroom

    United States Air Force Test Pilot School students endure a rigorous schedule where they have to balance intense academics while flying a wide variety of aircraft.Another portion of the 11-month course is the Test Management Program, a six- to eight-month project that gives the students hands-on