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(38.) Air Force Flight Test Center Instruction 99-105, Test Control and Conduct, 1 April 2008, 2.
Worth, TX) and managed by the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC), 412th Test Wing (Edwards AFB, CA).
Lockheed Martin has delivered the first three C-130J-30s to the US Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, California, to begin testing to certify the aircraft's airdrop mission capability -- deploying paratroops and supplies from either the side doors or rear loading ramp from a range of altitudes (the aircraft's navigation system was designed to allow the aircrew to drop with pinpoint accuracy).
Work sites include the Nevada Test and Training Range, the Utah Test and Training Range, the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edward Air Force Base, CA, and the Navy's Electronic Combat Range at China Lake, CA.
Having proved the concept of a mission adaptive wing (MAW) that automatically adjusts to changing flight conditions, an F-111 fighter will enter the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), Calif.
Williams responded by convening a local X-15 steering committee, making himself the chair, and populating it with some of his own staff and some from the Air Force Flight Test Center. Dryden reported these steps to Putt and assured him that he (Dryden) and the Research Airplane Committee--not Williams--still retained the overall technical direction of the project.
* Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, Calif., provides aerospace research and developmental test and evaluation in support of the United States and its allies.
However, she does not appear to have consulted the detailed technical reports produced by the Air Force Flight Test Center; doing so would have provided additional, valuable insight into the many technical challenges that the program encountered.
That was followed by a flight test using JP-8/SPK blend in all four engines and included aerial refueling of an F-22 Raptor in conjunction with the Air Force Flight Test Center's assessment of the fuel blend in the F-22.
Taking off where Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff ended in 1963, Marrett, a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, takes readers into the cockpit at the Edwards Air Force Flight Test Center. He describes life as a space cadet experiencing zero-G maneuvers in the "Vomit Comet," and a flight to 80,000 feet in the F-104A Starfighter.
Bedke currently is the Air Force Flight Test Center commander at Edwards AFB, Calif.
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