Edwards Travel Guide

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Edwards Things to Do

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    by Yaqui Updated Dec 4, 2013

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    Sorry, this tour is no longer available due to budget restraints.

    NASA Dryden offers a 90-minute walking tour of its facilities, resources and aircraft.
    Tours are given by reservation only. Call for more information and tour availability.

    Certain security requirements will have to be met in order to take part in the tour.

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    by Yaqui Updated Dec 4, 2013

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    Located outside the North Gate of Edwards Air Force Base is the B-52B, 52-008. It was used to lift several prototype aircraft into the air for launch including the X-15 and the X-43a’scram-jet’. Now she sits on display. There is no plaque as of yet, but that will come. There is a concrete walkway up to it and around it so you can get a real close look of this wonderful piece of history.

    This is part of the AFFTC Museum: (661) 277-8050
    Gift Shop: (661) 258-1658
    Historical Foundation: (661) 258-1658
    Toll-Free: (877) FLT-TEST

    Exit Edwards AFB from Highway 58 and it is just outside the North Gate. There is a visitor parking area so you can park. Just be careful crossing this road since it is an exit for the base traffic! Avoid the hours 3PM-5PM since this is when traffic is at its worse.

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    by Yaqui Updated Nov 8, 2007

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    This little viewing site is available to the public. Although, your on the base officially, your not within the highly secure area. There is plenty of parking and as long as you obey the speed you'll have no problem with security visiting this site.

    This site represents at least six century of fighters that are on loan from the AFFTC Museum. The YF-100A & TF-102A served Edwards for quite some time, the others are actual examples of aircraft flown. Of course the Tower is the neatest article on display. This tower served Edwards for over 35 years by overseeing so many test aviation feets, which includes Mach 3,4,5,& 6, the first Space Shuttle test, returns and countless other test flights.

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Edwards Off The Beaten Path

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    by Yaqui Updated Jun 17, 2008

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    I grew up traveling along this road that crosses the Rogers Dry Lake Bed for many years. I am very proud to know this area is listed on list of National Register of Historic Places, which does not surprise me one bit since so much history has happened here, encluding my own.National Register of Historic Places #85002816

    The lake bed is off limits to everyone, it is still a highly secure area. Yet you can see it while traveling to see Century Circle on Rosamond Blvd, a display of historic aircraft on display just outside the West Gate, exit Highway 14.

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