flyf15
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General Aviation Planes At Edwards AFB

Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:57 pm

Hey guys,

Noticed that there are a sizable number of general aviation planes at Edwards AFB.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=edward...92&spn=0.005935,0.012883&t=k&hl=en

Any idea what they story is with these / why they're here? Also, does this smaller base/runway that they're at (which is attached to the main base) have a seperate name and purpose?
 
echster
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RE: General Aviation Planes At Edwards AFB

Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:04 pm

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.
 
exarmywarrant
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RE: General Aviation Planes At Edwards AFB

Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:25 am

Could also be Civil Air Patrol, or possibly impounded (seized) aircraft from drug busts...
 
usnseallt82
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RE: General Aviation Planes At Edwards AFB

Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:32 am

Quoting Flyf15 (Thread starter):
Any idea what they story is with these / why they're here?

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.
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erj-145mech
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RE: General Aviation Planes At Edwards AFB

Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:44 am

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.

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