Blackbird Airpark will be Closed: Friday December 25, 2015 & Friday, January 1, 2016 BBAP will be open normal hours (11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) on the Saturdays and Sundays after the holidays.
The AFFT Museum at Edwards AFB will be CLOSED December 18th, 2015 – January 4th, 2016. The museum will reopen on January 5th, 2016 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Happy Holidays!
By Dr. Raymond L. Puffer Air Force Flight Center historian The F-104 program was in trouble. On March 4, 1954, Lockheed test pilot Tony LeVier had taken the XF-104 Starfighter into the air for the first time, but subsequent flights had quickly revealed that its original engine couldn’t propel the dramatic new interceptor to its […]
The Air Force Flight Test Museum added a new resident on 1/23/15. NASA’s M2-F1 has joined the collection. Museum staff and volunteers were re-arranging aircraft and other displays to integrate this unique vehicle into the varied indoor assortment.
A group of dedicated museum and 412th Maintenance Squadron volunteers recently completed restoration of the PA-48 Enforcer. “The Piper PA-48 was part of a series of aircraft that were designed for counter-insurgency, known as COIN aircraft. The hope was to put them in production, but not necessarily for the U.S. military. These were aircraft that […]
Pilot Lt. Col. Ed Yeilding and RSO Lt. Col. J.T. Vida were the crewmembers on the very last flight of SR-71 from Palmdale, CA to Washington DC, on 6 March 1990, the day SR-71 #972 was retired by the USAF. During this historic flight, four speed records were set that still stand to this day: […]