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Happy Birthday General Chuck Yeager

We salute General Chuck Yeager (February 13, 1923 – December 7, 2020), a true American hero, on what would have been his 100th birthday. Among his many achievements, on October 14, 1947, while piloting the experimental Bell X-1, General Yeager became the first to fly faster than the speed of sound. That evening Yeager and his X-1 team celebrated this milestone in aviation with Pancho Barnes at her Happy Bottom Riding Club. Pancho Barnes and General Yeager were close friends. [Read More]

By |2023-02-12T15:07:35+00:00February 11, 2023|News|Comments Off on Happy Birthday General Chuck Yeager

NEW FLIGHT TEST MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA

The current US Air Force Flight Test Museum is located behind the gates at Edwards Air Force Base.  Because the Museum is currently located behind the gates on a top security air base, access is often not possible for non-military personnel.  

To make the museum fully accessible to the public, it is currently being rebuilt and relocated to just outside the West Gate to Edwards Air Force Base.  As Art Thompson, Board Chairman of the Flight Test Foundation recently noted, “In the new location, the Flight Test Museum seeks to not only preserve and protect the history of flight test but also be the conduit to connect it to a new generation. The developments at Edwards have always [Read More]

By |2022-10-26T21:42:24+00:00October 26, 2022|News|Comments Off on NEW FLIGHT TEST MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA
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