Talk:Edwards Air Force Base

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Airport Diagram[edit]

Your airport diagram is outdated. See http://www.naco.faa.gov/d-tpp/0905/00500ADROGERSLAKEBED.PDF 75.170.177.18 (talk) 15:30, 25 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The diagram is included only to provide a quick ref to the commentary in the article, not replace the official resource. Looks like the only significant change is a likely temporary threshold displacement on RWY 15. Please feel free to edit, though :) AlanM1 (talk) 06:22, 4 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Link is 404[edit]

In the References section, the USAF Flight Test Center Museum link goes to a 404 page. I tried to edit it but can't. The only links I could find are http://www.edwards.af.mil/questions/topic.asp?id=812 or http://www.edwards.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123055011 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.58.81.17 (talk) 20:32, 13 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

North Base Correction[edit]

In the North Base section of the article, the statement about the proximity of the 95th Security Forces Squadron to the "secret" hangars is inaccurate. I was a senior ranking member of the squadron when we moved from our old location on the Main Base to the new one on the North Base in late 2004. The move was made because the old building was constructed in the late 50's/early 60's and was no longer suitable for the size the squadron had grown to and our operational needs. When the 18th Space Surveillance Squadron deactivated in 2004, their building became the only one available that met the needs of the SFS (size and immediate availability). Now, the 18th SSS may have had something to do with the North Base mission, but we weren't involved with that. All we were concerned with was getting a new facility that more than tripled our total office space and allowed for continued growth for future operations. On a side note, the only working relation we had with the North Base operations was to provide, when requested, military working dog support for explosives and drug detection. Beyond that we never worked or interacted with them because they have their own contracted security and are almost entirely self-sufficient (from a security stand point). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 132.34.248.10 (talk) 18:34, 12 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Around the world flight took place at Edwards?[edit]

In Overview section... I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Did the flight originate there? Did it land there? Both? As it is now, it makes no sense.

Bullet to subsection, #Associate Units[edit]

Hi y'all, I came across a Wikilink in Air Force Research Laboratory#Propulsion Directorate which failed to reach it's target and defaulted to the top of the page. Furthermore, the Table-of-Contents provided no clear cues as to where the link had been intended to take the reader. Upon examination, this situation seemed largely due to the subsections of Edwards Air Force Base#Associate Units being listed as bullet points rather than with traditional subsection markup. In addition to targeting issues, when presented as bullet points there was also a lack of bold text to set apart the subsection headings which made finding the relevant info difficult even by manually scrolling through the article. I eventually resorted to my web browser's search function.

This process seemed, among other things, to fail the 'least surprise' standard for readers attempting to follow links and find information in the article so I've transitioned the section from bullet points to standard subsections. This has left the existing indented formatting intact while bold-facing the headings and adding them to the ToC.

--Kevjonesin (talk) 15:17, 27 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Name change[edit]

The Dryden Flight Research Center has been renamed the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center, so the article should reflect this name change.68.4.28.33 (talk) 02:45, 8 February 2014 (UTC)Vahe DemirjianReply[reply]

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/home/index.html seems to indicate that it has not actually happened yet only the act has been signed. MilborneOne (talk) 12:19, 8 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

PDF Download[edit]

Some of the sidebar information is missing in the rendered PDF, specifically: USA_California_location_map.svg, Edwards_Air_Force_Base_-_Main_-_2006.jpg, Edwards_Air_Force_Base_-_Rogers_Dry_Lake_CA_2006.jpg, and the Airfield Summary and Runways sidebars.

I thought the entire page would be rendered as a PDF, and was disappointed so much was not included.

I'm interested because I was a member of the JSC team in the 80's that measured lakebed hardness (via soil penetrometer studies). We confirmed the hardness of the lakebed runway varied along its length and changed from year to year. The study verified the ORES lakebed landing simulation anomalies we'd seen were based on reality.

ORES was the Orbiter Rollout Energy Simulation, a computer program used (from STS-1 to retirement) to estimate the brake life retained after a landing. Kiisu Buraun (talk) 22:48, 3 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Was Edwards damaged in the July 2019 Earthquakes?[edit]

I was reading this page and also looking at the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake to see the difference between the two facilities.

I noticed in the last paragraph under China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station that China Lake suffered massive damage ($Billions) during those earthquakes, the epicenter being underneath the facilities.

Edwards is only 55 miles away. So I was wondering if there were any effects at Edwards?

All the best,

James 202.44.193.229 (talk) 18:40, 8 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I was there, i do not remember any damages but i can ask contacts who were also there if they can remember any. Sheabutter98 (talk) 23:50, 7 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Runway adjustments[edit]

Appears to me as a layperson that at least two of the runways have had their numbers adjusted due to magnetic drift. At least, from what I can see on the current page on AirNav. Don't feel fully comfortable that I fully know how to verify this 100%, so leaving this here for an intrepid editor to look into and update if desired. thadius856talk|airports|neutrality 03:47, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, I've checked the records FAA records at https://adip.faa.gov/agis/public/#/public and appears they have changed so I've updated to reflect the new designations. Thx811 (talk) 19:16, 11 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Military[edit]

Is it possible to remove the USMC Squadron based on Edwards, designation VMX-1? They no longer have a detachment there testing the F35b as of October 2019. They moved to MCAS Yuma, Arizona with their mothership command.Sheabutter98 (talk) 23:55, 7 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Correction needed for commander section[edit]

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. Col. Douglas Wickert assumed command of the 412th Test Wing from Brig. Gen. Matthew Higer during a change of command ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Aug. 18, 2023 2600:1702:6B1:8A30:68A5:1EB5:D43:735 (talk) 12:10, 26 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]