News: Edwards AFB

  • VMX-22 Receives First F-35B Aircraft

    VMX-22 Receives First F-35B Aircraft

    Headquarters Marine Corps // October 09, 2014
    Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014.
  • F-35 Achieves Three Major Flight Milestones on Same Day

    F-35 Achieves Three Major Flight Milestones on Same Day

    Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. and Naval Air Systems Command, Md. // May 29, 2014
    In separate flight tests on May 27th, F-35s demonstrated air-to-air combat capability, completed the first flight test with the next level software load and accomplished a landing at the maximum test speed and drop rate.
  • Lightning, tornados over Edwards

    Lightning, tornados over Edwards

    412th Test Wing Public Affairs // May 29, 2014
    Two RAF tornados visited Edwards Air Force Base for interoperability testing with the F-35.
  • STOVL F-35 conducts flight testing

    STOVL F-35 conducts flight testing

    412th Test Wing Pubic Affairs; F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force Public Affairs // May 15, 2014
    A Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) F-35B performed Crosswind and Wet Runway testing at Edwards AFB on May 6.
  • F-35A Completes First In-Flight Missile Launch

    Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. // June 07, 2013

    An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft completed the first in-flight missile launch of an AIM-120 C5 AAVI (AMRAAM Air Vehicle Instrumented) earlier this week. The flight was conducted by U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. George "Boxer" Schwartz. The aircraft, known as AF-1, launched the missile over the Point…

  • F-35 Flight Testing at Edwards

    F-35 Flight Testing at Edwards

    Code One Magazine // May 17, 2013

    The first thing members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force see when they walk through the main entrance to the hangar at Edwards AFB, California, is a large flat screen display with a list of flight test priorities. The items on that list can change from one day to the next.

  • F-35A Completes 3-Year Clean Wing Flutter Testing Program

    F-35A Completes 3-Year Clean Wing Flutter Testing Program

    Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. // February 11, 2013
    An F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft, known as AF-1, recently completed its final test mission for clean wing flutter.

    Flutter testing was conducted to ensure the jet’s structure could withstand various aerodynamic loads verifying the F-35A’s design. The mission, flown by Maj. Ryan…

  • Second F-35A Reaches 500 Flight Hour Milestone

    Second F-35A Reaches 500 Flight Hour Milestone

    Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. // January 23, 2013

    A second Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, known as AF-1, joined the 500 flight hour club recently during its 272nd flight. It joins AF-2 which passed the milestone June 26, 2012. The conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) fighter began flight operations when it made its inaugural flight Nov. 14, 2009.…