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Toward New Horizons charted in 1945 a long-range aerospace research and development program for the nation, and led to the creation of what would become Arnold Engineering Development Complex. The report was authored by Dr. Theodore von Kármán and members of the Scientific Advisory Group he chaired for General of the Army Hap Arnold. Arnold asked Dr. von Kármán to study Germany's rapid development of advanced jet aircraft and other systems which almost allowed then-Nazi-dominated nation to win World War II. A similar effort in 1995 spawned New World Vistas, a blueprint intended to take American aerospace engineering into the 21st century.


Arnold Engineering Development Complex

AEDC is the most advanced and largest complex of flight simulation test facilities in the world. The complex operates more than 30 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units. Read the full fact sheet here.

Fact Sheets

2018 Test Facility Guide

2018 Strategic Plan

AEDC Public Affairs

Base Operator: 931-454-3000
Frequent Phone Numbers

AEDC Public Affairs
100 Kindel Drive
Suite A-242
Arnold AFB, TN 37389

Public Affairs cannot give individual phone numbers, nor do they have the ability to transfer phone calls.


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