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  • NFAC test director and team recognized by the Vertical Flight Society

    The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society recognized Chris Hartley, AEDC test director at the National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex in Moffett Field, California, for his role leading Tiltrotor Test Rig, or TTR, activation and testing.As part of the organizations 2019 Chapter Awards, Hartley received the Award for
  • Students participate in STEM activities as part of 2019 Reach for the Stars Competition

    Area students spent a Saturday during their summer break to participate in a rocket launching competition called Reach for the Stars.Members of the Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Coffee County Airfoilers, volunteers from Arnold Air Force Base, and Olga Oakley, the Air Force Science, Technology,
  • AEDC Fellow Milt Davis Sr.’s contributions remembered

    Milt Davis Sr. will be remembered as a pioneer of AEDC. His knowledge not only helped facilitate the development of wind tunnels in the early days of the center, but his expertise will be relied upon for years to come.Davis passed away on June 27 at the age of 93. During his more-than-30-year career at AEDC, Davis was involved in wind tunnel
  • Contractors credited with saving life of co-worker

    When a member of their construction crew went into cardiac arrest on the jobsite at Arnold Air Force Base, Robert Hart and Vincent “Red” Halligan did not hesitate. The two contactors, both of whom are with Morsey Constructors, acted quickly and administered CPR to their unconscious co-worker. Emergency responders at Arnold are crediting Hart and
  • Agreement provides convenient occupational health support to AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 personnel

    Thanks to an agreement between the Air Force and the Food and Drug Administration, help from multiple organizations, and the efforts of members of its workforce, recurring industrial medical support services are once again in place for Air Force civilians employed at AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland. The agreement went into
  • McShane assumes leadership of AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force

    Incoming AEDC Flight Systems Combined Test Force Director Lt. Col. John McShane, right, accepts the Flight Systems CTF guidon from AEDC Test Operations Division Chief Col. Keith Roessig during a June 28 Change of Leadership ceremony in the Propulsion Wind Tunnel Model Installation Building at Arnold Air Force Base. McShane comes to Arnold from
  • AEDC instrumental to program that put man on the moon

    AEDC played an integral role in this “giant leap for mankind.” In years leading up to the Apollo 11 moon landing, personnel at Arnold Air Force Base were involved in thousands of hours of testing to ensure the success of the NASA Project Apollo program.
  • AEDC leaders recognize graduates of first Flight Commander Leadership Course

    Graduates of the inaugural AEDC Flight Commander Leadership Course were recognized June 12 at the Arnold Lakeside Center. The new course is designed to prepare participants for leadership responsibilities at the flight level. The course objectives focus on enterprise-level tools and concepts and provide guidance on how to use these tools to succeed
  • Hypervelocity capabilities advance to new highs at AEDC Tunnel 9

    AEDC Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in White Oak, Maryland, is on the verge of delivering an unprecedented capability. In late April, the team at Tunnel 9 completed an initial shakeout of the Mach 18 system and, later this year, facility engineers are set to begin a full calibration on Mach 18. If successful, this would allow for testing at Mach
  • Col. Jeffrey Geraghty takes command of AEDC

    Col. Jeffrey T. Geraghty assumed command of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex as the 31st commander during a Change of Command ceremony on June 18.Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, Air Force Test Center Commander, presided over the ceremony. The ceremony was also attended by the commanders’ guests, local dignitaries and AEDC personnel inside
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