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  • 53rd F-35s say goodbye Edwards, hello Nellis

    F-35s were transferred to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to continue initial operational testing with the 53rd Wing.
  • Auto-GCAS team wins prestigious award

    The National Aeronautic Association announced that the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System Team as the recipients of the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The trophy will be formally presented at a dinner event in Washington D.C. in June.
  • 461st Flight Test Squadron F-35 developmental test pilot makes history

    History was made once again at Edwards Air Force Base, California, when Maj. Rachael Winiecki became the first female F-35 developmental test pilot as she successfully completed her first flight test mission, Dec. 14. Winiecki, from the 461st Flight Test Squadron, took off that morning in her F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, she was then greeted by members of the squadron after she completed her mission.
  • 31st TES begins F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

    The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron kicked off the DoD’s F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation with a large force employment sortie from Edwards AFB, Calif. Dec. 5. During the IOT&E phase the 31st TES F-35 pilots will fly over 30 missions designed to fully evaluate the complete air system as well as identify technical and operational areas for improvement.
  • F-35s begin Auto GCAS test flights

    The 461st Flight Test Squadron recently began test flight missions with the F-35 aircraft and the Auto GCAS at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Fall back: Goodbye daylight saving

    Daylight saving time ends Nov. 4. Time will be set back one hour at 2 a.m. to standard time. Beginning in 2007, Congress established that daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. Before then, daylight saving time dates have varied as Congress passed new statutes several times since the Act of March 19, 1918, sometimes called the Standard Time Act. The act also established daylight saving time, a contentious idea then. Not all places in the United States observe daylight saving time. In particular, Hawaii and most of Arizona do not. - Information for this article provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Oldest flying F-22 Raptor takes to sky again

    Base leadership joined the 411th Flight Test Squadron and F-22 Combined Test Force, along with Lockheed Martin and Boeing representatives, to welcome back to life Raptor #91-4006, which has been on the ground for almost six years. The fifth-generation fighter was one of the first F-22 Raptors to have avionics installed for testing and has been at the 411th FLTS since it arrived in May 2001. After eventually getting approval and funding from the Air Force to overhaul the Raptor, a “purple” team of Air Force, Lockheed and Boeing personnel worked for 27 months here at Edwards to restore the jet back to flying status.
  • F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history

    The F-35 Integrated Test Force, based at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, has completed more than 65,000 test points, 9,200 test flights, and six major test aircraft detachments on board L-class and Nimitz class carriers on both U.S. coasts.
  • Maintenance Airmen work together to bring Global Hawk back to the fight

    In August of 2016 an RQ-4 Global Hawk from Beale suffered a catastrophic fault in its oil system during a mission. The aircrew acted decisively to safely remotely-pilot the aircraft to Edwards Air Force Base, California. Last month, a group of maintenance Airmen from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit were sent to
  • New hypoxia trainer saves time, money, lives

    Edwards pilots and aircrew members may be able to breathe easier knowing they don’t have to go to another base anymore for required hypoxia training. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 20 to introduce a new Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device and Hypoxia Familiarization Trainer as part of the aircrew flight equipment in Bldg. 1250. The new
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