Why Edwards

Why Edwards

This is Where the Action Is.

At Edwards, the Flight Test Center of Excellence for the Air Force Material Command, your mission is to conduct and support engineering research, development, testing and evaluation of aerospace systems—performing all the steps and challenges from initial concept to final combat readiness.

On base you will find the Edwards Flight Test Range: 20,000 square miles of airspace, including three corridors for supersonic flight testing and four areas for aircraft spin testing.

There are also highly advanced ground test facilities such as the Avionics and Test and Integration Complex. Edwards is home to the massive Benefield Anechoic Facility—the largest facility of its kind for controlled and complete testing of fully integrated avionics suites in a simulated flight environment.

The Air Force Flight Center also operates the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, supports a variety of non-military government agencies and serves as the proving ground for the bulk of the emerging combat, combat support and training capabilities for the U.S. Air Force.


History

History

An Extraordinary Past, Present—and Future.

From the development of America’s first jet plane to our nation’s most sophisticated new aircraft, Edwards AFB has been home to virtually every advance in aviation integrated into the Air Force since World War II.
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Base Amenities

Base Amenities

Life on Base

A world-recognized center for Air Force flight testing, Edwards Air Force Base boasts a high quality of life, incredible professional opportunities, a family-friendly community and close access to some of the nation’s best culture and recreation.
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Benefits

Benefits

You’re not just any Engineer.

Our benefits encompass more than just competitive salaries, generous time off, healthcare and retirement options. Take advantage of personal and professional development, flexible work schedules, family support and continuous education—just some of the great benefits you’ll find at Edwards.
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Airmanship Program

Airmanship Program

Learn how to Fly

You work on the aircraft and push them to their limits—now it’s your chance to learn how to fly. Take the first step toward your private pilot’s license with the Airmanship Program. Training is free and flights are conducted right on base at the Aero Club.
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