The Flight Test Museum Foundation announced last week that phase two has begun and construction of the steel structure is beginning at the Flight Test Museum site at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
The primary mission of the museum is to protect and preserve historic and extremely rare aircraft inside the new structure and safe from damaging external elements. The hall will house one of the world’s most unique collections of research aircraft and provide a place for the world to see it.
“Our mission is to preserve, exhibit and educate the public about more than 75 years of flight testing, aerospace and technological developments in the Aerospace Valley,” a museum spokesperson said. “Our educational programs provide online and in-person activities, lessons and classes on the principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in flight testing and aerospace research to expand knowledge , inspire and motivate future generations using examples of aerospace advancements in our collection.
Innovation and exploration are alive and well in Aerospace Valley. In the past, pilots and engineers have broken the shackles of traditional thinking that held them back from pursuing their mad ambition to fly faster, longer and farther than anyone else has ever done. Today, Blue Origin rocket tests are being performed, the Space Force is testing systems, and NASA is developing a commercial supersonic aircraft with the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. History is made every day in Aerospace Valley, and the museum is where the world can learn more.
Upcoming Events and Updates
- September 21-24, 2022 — The Flight Test Museum Foundation is a partner of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and will be participating in the 66th Annual Symposium and Banquet at the Grand Californian Hotel in Anaheim, California. For more information visit https://www.SETP.org/
- October 15-16, 2022 – Edwards AFB Air Show! This is the first air show since 2009. The 2022 Aerospace Valley air show at Edwards AFB makes an historic return, marking the 75th anniversary of the United States Air Force and the 75th anniversary of Captain Chuck breaking the sound barrier. Yeager. The Flight Test Museum Foundation will have a booth in the STEM hangar with local aerospace companies and industry partners. The star of this year’s show will be the US Air Force Thunderbirds. For more information visit https://FlightTestMuseum.org/Contact/
- November 12, 2022 – The Flight Test Museum Foundation will host its annual gala – The Gathering of Eagles – celebrating 75 years of breaking barriers above Antelope Valley and marking its own 40th year of sharing the incredible story of America’s heart of aerospace research at Mojave Air and Space Port, Edwards AFB, NASA Armstrong Research Center and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, as well as today’s aerospace industries including SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic. For more information, visit https://FlightTestMuseum.org/Gathering-of-Eagles/