Ferrari Club of America - Southwest Region

Edwards Air Force Test Pilot School Tour (Cancelled)

Due to the Defense Department Stop Movement Order which is set to be reviewed June 30th and which eliminates non-essential entry onto active military bases, our VIP Tour of the Edwards Air Force Base Test Pilot School Tour and Lunch at the Officers Club is cancelled.
** The tour will be rescheduled when it is safe to do so and those who have signed up for the original tour date will have first priority to sign up. **

The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School (USAF TPS) is the Air Force’s advanced flight training school that trains experimental test pilots, flight test engineers, and flight test navigators to carry out tests and evaluations of new aerospace weapon systems and also other aircraft of the U.S. Air Force. This school was established on September 9, 1944 as the Flight Test Training Unit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. To take advantage of the un-congested skies, usually superb flying weather, and the lack of developed zones in the event of crashing, the test pilot school was officially moved to its present location at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert on February 4, 1951.

Thirty-seven TPS graduates have been selected for the U.S. space program, and 26 earned astronaut wings by flying in the X-15, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle programs.

Notable graduates include Chuck Yeager, Buzz Aldrin and Gus Grissom.

This event is limited to 50 people and includes an Italian buffet lunch. $40 per person.

To reserve a spot (or +1), please contact Edwards AFB 412 FSS Honorary Commander:

Jim Bindman |

Edwards AFB
June 05, 2020
Jim Bindman
Additional Information:
Friday, June 5, 2020
FCA Southwest Region Event
FCA Southwest Region Event