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  • Maj. Smith assumes command of 586th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1

    Maj. Joshua Smith now leads an Air Force team that annually sponsors hundreds of test missions and evaluation activities at White Sands Missile Range. Smith assumed command of the 586th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, during a July 13 change of command ceremony at WSMR.“I am humbled to be

  • Redesigned birdchaser sleds at Holloman test track saves time, money

    The 846th Test Squadron, a unit of Arnold Engineering Development Complex, has deployed a new design for the birdchaser sleds used at the Holloman High Speed Test Track, or HHSTT, on Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. The birdchaser sleds, used to mitigate bird and animal strikes during HHSTT test

  • Intern with 586th FLTS creates tool pilots can use during flight

    This summer, Jacob Moreno, a senior at the University of Texas at El Paso, spent his time as an intern with the 586th Flight Test Squadron, or FLTS. In the spirit of innovation and accelerating change, Moreno coded a program that automatically deciphers airspace data into a graphical format that

  • Member of Team AEDC plays role in New Mexico COVID response

    A member of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex team was among the several hundred who ensured hundreds of thousands had access to protective equipment and vital resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.For nearly two months, Ryan Black, acquisition program manager with the 704th Test Group, a

  • 586th FLTS supporting Test Pilot School, advancement of flight testing

    The 586th Flight Test Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., a unit of Arnold Engineering Development Complex, is helping forge new flight test opportunities with a test conducted in September.“They coordinated a never-before-done test using relationships that never existed before – the 49th

  • Wees assumes command of AEDC 704th Test Group

    Col. Darren P. Wees was already quite familiar with Holloman Air Force Base.He spent perhaps more time at the New Mexico installation than any of his other temporary assignments. Wees, however, had never been stationed at Holloman – until now.On July 1, Wees officially assumed command of the 704th

  • Second vendor F-35 canopy testing completed by HHSTT team

    On Friday, 27 March, testers from the Holloman High Speed Test Track, in conjunction with members of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, Lockheed Martin, Martin Baker, and BAE Systems, successfully conducted an F-35 static ejection seat test to evaluate pilot survivability using a canopy