Echster From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 398 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2799 times:
I'm sure Edwards has an Aero Club with C172s and folks who own GA aircraft. Heck, even a small base like RIV has an Aero Club with 5-10 C172s with US Air Force painted down the sides and a dozen or so other GA aircraft.
As one person already pointed out, its probably their aero club. The other aircraft are usually reserved for incoming aviation students to do their IFT programs through base instructor, instead of contracting civilian ones.
Most bases have small fleets of GA aircraft. Try Eglin AFB, Barksdale AFB, etc.
Erj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2437 times:
It looks as though they may be preparing for an airshow. There is a variety of aircraft for static display, including a DC-3 (C-47), the crowd control barriers are erected, and chalet tents set up on the flight line.