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This Pratt & Whitney F100 engine, the powerplant for the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon, underwent sea level testing in Arnold Engineering Development Center’s Propulsion Development Test Cell SL-2 in 2003. (AEDC photo) Arnold engineers save millions with F100 test savings plan
Collaboration between the F100 engine program office and test personnel at the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) along with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney have led to reduced test cost for component improvement verification testing at AEDC facilities. Cost savings of $7.2 million were realized in the first test of
0 4/30
2008
Engineers at Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., began ground testing the Pratt & Whitney F100 fighter jet engine April 29 as a major step toward certifying the first fighter engine to run on synthetic fuel.  AEDC engineers last tested the F101 engine that powers the B-1 Lancer. Pictured is an earlier AEDC test of the F100 engine. (AEDC photo) AEDC begins testing fighter engine to use synthetic fuel
Engineers at Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) began testing April 29 a Pratt &Whitney F100 engine, the power plant for the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon, with a blend of alternative synthetic fuel in the J-1 simulated altitude jet engine test cell. Once testing and evaluation is complete, this will be the first fighter jet engine
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2008
A South Korean Rotary International Group Study Exchange team visited Arnold engineering Development Center (AEDC) last week as part of their visit around local counties. The group is shown in AEDC’s Propulsion Wind Tunnel Test Facility. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend) Korean Exchange students tour Arnold Engineering Development Center

0 4/17
2008
Default Air Force Logo Mountain bike trail closed for hunting
Arnold Air Force Base's Mountain Bike Trail (located off of Northshore Road) will be closed during the upcoming weekends due to turkey hunting. The 2008 Spring Turkey Hunting season is in full swing and hunters will be present April 25-27 and May 2-4.
0 4/17
2008
First Lt. Ryan Hawley briefs a group of 44 people in Aerodynamic Propulsion Test Unit (APTU) who toured Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) last week. The visitors are Transonic, Supersonic and Hypersonic wind tunnel members of the Supersonic Tunnel Association International (STAI). The STAI semi-annual conference was held in Nashville and part of the conference was to tour AEDC facilities to better understand their operation and capabilities. AEDC personnel have been a STA/STAI members since the first meeting in 1954 in Texas. The visitors included key personnel from NASA and other U.S. wind tunnel facilities in addition to international representatives. (Photo by David Housch) Supersonic wind tunnel association tours Arnold Engineering Development Center

0 4/17
2008
Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Commander Gen. Bruce Carlson arrived at Arnold Monday afternoon to better understand base support functions and facilities. As a part of his visit, he toured several facilities and at many of his stops, he received briefings on test facilities issues and program. Accompanying the general were his wife Vicki, Tim Bridges, Senior Executive Service director of installations and mission support at AFMC and Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney, command chief. (photo by Daivd Housch) Command general visits Arnold Air Force Base

0 4/17
2008
Megan tries out the new high chair her father, Anthony Watts, was building. He is a senior engineer with Dynetics, Inc., at Arnold Engineering Development Center. (Photo provided) Fatherhood brings new frontiers: AEDC engineer climbs to new heights as latest chapter unfolds
Anthony Watts is climbing an almost sheer wall of ice, pausing to look out at the view around him, the only sounds are those of his own breathing and a slight, but frigid breeze as it rustles his clothes. About 20 feet below, Watts can see his friend, Robert Baltz, waiting patiently in the cold for his turn on the rope to ascend the next section of
0 4/17
2008
General Lanni asks questions about the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) to Mark Grantham. (Photo by Rick Goodfriend) Brig. Gen. Joseph Lanni makes first visit to AEDC
Air Force Materiel Command's Director of Air, Space and Information Operations Brig. Gen. Joseph Lanni visited Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) for the first time Tuesday. "I have met some great people," the general said. "The amount and quality of the people, infrastructure and the processes that are used to bring a great product to
0 4/17
2008
Chris Barkley, Boeing’s lead mechanic on the test, conducts a post-flight blade inspection. (Photo by Jeff Johnson) NFAC team puts novel helicopter rotor system to the test
Testing on a full-scale, state-of-the-art helicopter rotor system for a Department of Defense customer is underway at the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center's (AEDC) National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) at Moffett Field, Calif. This marks the first military test entry since the wind tunnel complex was reactivated to
0 4/07
2008
This ‘juvenile’ whooping crane along with four siblings found themselves roosting for a few days at Arnold’s airfield. These endangered cranes are a part of a reintroducing initiative to save the species since there are less than 500 left in the world. Usually
the cranes depart in winter from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin and make a 1, 218-mile trek to Florida. It was on their way back to the refuge that they decided to stop, mainly due to cloudy weather conditions. This particular crane was hatched May 22, 2007, at the Calgary Zoo. (Photo by Richie Wyckoff) Where the 'whoop' am I?

0 4/03
2008
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