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  • Precision Impact Range Area enhances test capabilities

    Winding roads snake through the desert and the hot summer sun scorches down on sandy expansions of land at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Within these twisting roads and sandy spaces lies one of the Air Force’s most valuable test resources, the Precision Impact Range Area (PIRA).
  • Precision Impact Range Area enhances test capabilities

    Winding roads snake through the desert and the hot summer sun scorches down on sandy expansions of land at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Within these twisting roads and sandy spaces lies one of the Air Force’s most valuable test resources, the Precision Impact Range Area (PIRA).
  • Air Force’s Test Pilot School celebrates semi-sesquicentennial anniversary

    The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School celebrated its 75th anniversary with multiple events that culminated in a dinner event attended by current students and alumni at Edwards Air Force Base, Sept. 21.
  • Squadron gets new lab space to improve instrumental role in test mission

    Data collection is the number one goal in flight test. With that said, Edwards AFB squadrons cannot take just any plane out of the air and conduct flight test missions. They have to be specially instrumented to record and transmit data during test sorties. This means taking planes apart for equipment installation, or modifying them with sometimes
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