ACEVAL

AcronymDefinition
ACEVALAir Combat Evaluation
ACEVALAircraft Evaluation
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ACEVAL AIMVAL JTF message to DDRE, "ACEVAL-AIMVAL Monthly Progress Report (as of 6 Jan 76)" (061830Z January 1976), in History of the Air Force Test and Evaluation Center, 1 January-31 December 1976, 21; and Fay, "AIMVAL-ACEVAL Program Review," 1977, 4571.
McKenzie and Hildreth, ACEVAL Final Report, 1: sec.
Eagle Eye," Fighter Weapons Review (Fall 1978): 27-29; Everson, ACEVAL Final Report, 4, in History of the Tactical Air Command, January-December 1977, 2, AFHRA K417.
Fay, "AIMVAL-ACEVAL Program Review," 1977, 4565; Everson, ACEVAL Final Report, 4-10, 28; and McKenzie and Hildreth, ACEVAL Final Report, 1: sec.
Describing the analytical difficulties associated with the tests' data, Fay told Congress: "I would like to point out, sir, that we spent 2 years getting prepared for ACEVAL, 6 months running the test, 2 days to reduce this data, and 2 months to figure out how to say it, sir.
The report later noted, "Even with all these flaws, AIMVAL and, particularly, ACEVAL were very useful beginnings.
See: AFSC/CS message to ADTC, "ACEVAL/AIMVAL Test Plan" (052310Z February 1976), in History of the Air Force Test and Evaluation Center, 1 January-31 December 1976, 21; DSAF/OIP message to AIG, "ACEVAL/AIMVAL News Release" (111943Z June 1976), in History of the Air Force Test and Evaluation Center, 1 January-31 December 1976, 22; "Point Paper on the ACEVAL Flight Trials," 3 February 1981, AFHRA K168.
For example, Cliver earned a reputation during ACEVAL for being the first pilot to get a radar contact but the last pilot to ever get a radar lock.