Edwards Air Force Base Open House
Edwards Air Force Base Open House/Air Show
Edwards Air Force Base
Mojave , CA
Dates: October 17, 2009
Join the Edwards Air Force Base community
for a fun-filled, spectacular Flight Test Nation 2009
Air Show and Open House Saturday, Oct. 17.
This event is open to the general public
and admission is free!
Gates open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All the information you need to prepare
for an exciting day at the Flight Test Nation
is provided on this website.
to watch the
Flight Test Nation 2009 Promotional Video
Release Number: 010809
8/18/2009 – EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — “Flight Test Nation” will make its inaugural flight Oct. 17 as Edwards Air Force Base heralds its test legacy and the 50th anniversary of the X-15 during its open house and air show.
Edwards is unveiling the new air show slogan to honor its long-standing pursuit of performance excellence and the rich aviation heritage it shares with neighbors in Antelope Valley.
Headlining with the Golden Knights, the Army’s award winning precision parachute free fall team, and culminating with Tora Tora Tora, one of the air show industries best flight demonstration teams, the air show will offer non-stop thrills for young and old.
Gates open 7 a.m. and flying begins at approximately 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The open house is slated to close at 6 p.m. so guests have ample time to enjoy the more than 40 static displays scheduled to be on the flight line.
As always, both entry and parking are free, with food, drinks and souvenirs available for purchase throughout the day.
Features for this year will include the F-35, F-22A, B-2, B-52, B-1, and B-17. Air Combat Command’s F-22, F-16 Heritage Flight and A-10 demonstration teams will provide performances along with more than a dozen other performers.
Flight Test Nation 2009 will also showcase a mock up of the X-51A Wave Rider, the newest innovation in hypersonic flight being tested now at Edwards. In addition the world-renown Test Pilot School will perform an aircraft aerial review, and spectators will see a collection of all Air Force’s bombers flying together in formation.
For more information on Flight Test Nation 2009 check our website at www.edwards.af.mil.
Get ready for Flight Test Nation 2009 at Edwards Air Force Base Oct. 17. Gates open at 7 a.m. and admission is FREE for this one-of-a-kind open house and air show at the center of the Antelope Valley. See our web page at www.edwards.af.mil for details. See you at the show!