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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.
  • Against all odds: Air Force family overcomes adversity

    The Giles were presented with a spectrum of possibilities of outcomes for their tiny newborn daughter. They finally were able to determine she had suffered a brain hemorrhage and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The Giles were faced with a future of uncertainties for the health and wellbeing of their first-born child.
  • Military service provides sense of purpose, community

    Landry had evolved from a directionless teenager to a determined leader. Now a first lieutenant, he works as a capital investments project manager with the Test Systems Sustainment and Integration branch at the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex (AEDC) in Tennessee.
  • 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
  • Defense, academia test systems for GPS denial

    Navigating the globe was once done using the sun, moon and stars as reference, but modern times bring modern methods, and the majority of the world now relies on GPS for its navigation needs.  But what happens when GPS isn’t available? A collection of Department of Defense units and U.S. universities found out when they gathered at Edwards Air
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