ATF Returns To Edwards

Photo By Stephen K. Robinson

One of the two YF-22 fighter prototypes that was flight tested at Edwards AFB, California, in 1990 was recently returned to the High Desert. The aircraft, which had been on display at the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, was airlifted via C-5 and delivered to the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards where it was officially welcomed in ceremonies on 11 June 2010. More than 100 people, including Dave Ferguson and Tom Morgenfeld, the two then-Lockheed test pilots who flew the YF-22, were in attendance. The aircraft was flown forty-three times during what was then called the Advanced Tactical Fighter, or ATF, competition’s demonstration/validation phase.

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