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AEDC welcomes the opportunity to show the Complex to tour groups. The tour consists of a video presentation and a tour of the Complex's major facilities, and takes approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Tours are offered Monday through Friday, except for holidays and the Christmas to New Year's period.
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Tours are scheduled by reservation at least two weeks in advance. The following information will help you in scheduling a tour of the center. Our telephone number is (931) 454-5655. Please be advised that military requirements could cancel your tour even once confirmed. A list of names is required in advance. Tour forms are located at the bottom of this web page.

What You Need to Know

You must submit a list with the name and citizenship of each visitor, including any bus drivers. This group roster must reach the AEDC Public Affairs Office at least seven working days in advance of your group's scheduled visit. If U.S. citizenship is by naturalization, the naturalization number must be shown.

Anyone not listed on your group roster should not be brought to AEDC. They will not be allowed to tour and their presence will delay or shorten your tour.

Tour Content/Dress
Tours are conducted in an industrial area and involve walking, some on steel grating, and climbing stairs. Comfortable walking shoes should be worn. DO NOT WEAR HIGH HEELS, OPEN-TOED SHOES OR SANDALS. Anyone not wearing appropriate footwear will not be allowed to tour. Children 8 years old or older are welcome to tour.

Special Provisions for Foreign Nationals
Foreign nationals from NATO, allied and friendly countries generally can tour AEDC. However, they must be identified on the roster, and they must bring photo identification with them. Rosters containing foreign nationals must be submitted 14 business days in advance of the tour date. You should confirm that all foreign nationals on your list have been approved by AEDC PRIOR to touring.

Special Arrangements for Mobility Impaired
AEDC is a large industrial complex - most of the facilities we tour are not equipped for mobility-impaired persons. We can, however, on a case-by-case basis, arrange tours for the mobility impaired but arrangements must be made prior to touring.

Size of Tour Groups
A tour group should consist of at least 15 people and a maximum of 35. Larger groups are considered on a case-by-case basis. Tour groups must provide transportation while touring. A small shuttle or large bus is acceptable. Multiple cars or a caravan of vehicles are not allowed for touring.

REMINDER: Use of cameras and video recorders is not permitted. Smoking is not allowed during tours.


CONTACT:
Tour Coordinator
AEDC Public Affairs
100 Kindel Drive, Suite B-212
Arnold AFB, TN 37389-2212
(931) 454-5655
FAX (931) 454-6720
arnoldafbtours@arnold.af.mil

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Educational Tours

 
The educational tour programs at Arnold Engineering Development Complex are designed to SPARK the interest of students, and keep student's MINDS IN MOTION.
The programs' mission is to increase the level of outreach to educators and students and help motivate today's students to become tomorrow's engineers and scientists.
Students will learn about the work AEDC does and its importance to America's air and space superiority. Students also have the opportunity to interact with members of the Air Force and other complex employees and ask specific questions about flight, educational requirements and military life. The tours also provide the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations and tour different testing facilities on base.

For more information or to schedule a tour date, please contact the ATA Public Affairs office at (931)454-5655.
Educational Tour Program
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Sewanee Elementary Tour - 22 Mar 2013
Westwood Elementary Tour (Group #2) - 7 March 2013
Westwood Elementary Tour - 5 Mar 2013
East Lincoln Elementary Tour - 12 Apr 2013
Team America Rocket Challenge (TARC) 22 April 2013
Decherd Elementary, 4th grade Tour - 30 April 2013
South Middle School, 8th Grade (Group 1), 1 May 2013
Decherd Elementary, 3rd grade Tour - 3 May 2013
Tullahoma HS Vocational Skills USA, 7 May 2013
South Middle School, 8th Grade (Group 2), 8 May 2013
Westwood Middle School, 7th Grade - 10 May 2013
Decherd Elementary 5th Grade, 13 May 2013
Franklin County HS Moonbuggy Team, 15 May 2013
South Middle School, 8th Grade (Group 3) 15 May 2013
East Middle School, 8th Grade (Group 1) - 22 May 2013
East Middle School, 8th Grade (Group 2) - 29 May 2013
UT Aerospace & Defense MBA Tour 3 June 2013
South Middle School, 8th Grade (Group 1) - 9 October 2013
STEM Rocketober - 26 October 2013
South Middle School, 8th Grade (Group 2) - 30 October 2013
Franklin County Recycle Program - 19 Dec 2013
Mastrapasqua (OGM tour) 24 Jan 2014
Sewanee Elementary, 5th Grade (Spark) - 12 May 2014
Virginia Tech AFROTC - 12 November 2014
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Tour - 14 November 2014
Grundy County High School Welding Class - 22 November 2014
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Westwood Elementary Tour - 5 Mar 2013
Westwood Elementary Tour (Group 2)- 7 March 2013
Jacobs Technology Tour - 12 Mar 2013
Women In Aviation (Group 1) - 13 Mar 2013
Women In Aviation (Group 2) - 13 Mar 2013
Sewanee Elementary Tour - 22 Mar 2013
East Lincoln Elementary Tour - 12 Apr 2013
Regional Leadership Class Tour - 19 Apr 2013
Team America Rocket Challenge (TARC) 22 April 2013
National Geospatial Agency, 23 April 2013
Decherd Elementary, 4th grade, 30 April 2013
South Middle School 8th Grade (Group 1) - 1 May 2013
Decherd Elementary, 3rd grade, 3 May 2013
Westwood Middle School, 7th Grade - 10 May 2013
Decherd Elementary 5th Grade, 13 May 2013
Franklin County HS Moonbuggy Team, 15 May 2013
South Middle School, 8th Grade (Group 3) 15 May 2013
Army Acquisition CoE Course Tour, 16 May 2013
UT Aerospace & Defense MBA Tour - 3 June 2013
East Middle School 8th Grade (Group 2), 29 May 2013
East Tennessee State University - 12 June 2013
Coffee Country Leadership Technology Tour - 23 May 2013
East Middle School, 8th Grade (Group 1) - 5-22-2013
Army Acquisition CoE Course Tour - 1 August 2013
NASA Intern Program - 2 August 2013
Army Acquisition CoE Tour, 12 September 2013
Defense Acquisition University, 25 September 2013
South Middle School, 8th Grade (Group1) - 9 October 2013
Tellico Village Computer Users Club (Group) - 29 October 2013
Tellico Village Computer Users Club (Tour) - 29 October 2013
South Middle School, 8th Grade (Group 2) - 30 October 2013
Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG), 30 October 2013
Franklin County HS Recycle Program - 19 Dec 2013
Congressional Tour - 14 Jan 2014
Mastrapasqua (OGM tour) 24 Jan 2014
Engineer for a Day - 19 Feb 2014
East Tennessee Corvette Club - 14 Mar 2014
Franklin Christian Academy Tour 2014
Aviation Explorers Tour - 21 Mar 2014
American Legion Post 5 - 24 Mar 2014
Coffee County Middle School 8th Grade - 24 Mar 14
Coffee County Youth Leadership Tour - 24 Apr 2014
Westwood Elementary, 5th Grade - 25 Apr 2014
T&E Short Course- 7 May 2014
Sewanee Elementary, 5th Grade (Spark) - 12 May 2014
Lupton Baptist Church Tour - 9 June 2014
Lipscomb University Alumni Tour - 23 June 2014
Academy Liaison Officers of TN (Reservists) - 1 August 2014
Aviation Engineering Directorate (Redstone) - 5 November 2014
Virginia Tech AFROTC - 12 November 2014
Grundy County High School Welding Class - 22 November 2014
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AEDC has test facilities ranging from large wind tunnels and altitude jet and rocket test cells to space chambers, ballistic ranges, arc heaters (to simulate the high temperature generated reentering the Earth's atmosphere) to small research test cells. The center's unique test facilities simulate flight from sea level to space and from subsonic to hypersonic speeds approaching Mach 20.

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