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United States Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School Pamphlets-1960s

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[Technical Report, Other]

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Air Force Test Center History Office

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This is an historical document for Test Pilot School. It then progressed to formal school status with its own staff and aircraft, and in 1951 moved west to Edwards AFB. Events of the late 1950s exposed the need for aerospace pilots trained for work in advanced aircraft and manned space research programs. Thus in 1961, the research pilot or aerospace training phase was added to the Schools curriculum. Since its beginning the Test Pilot School, now called the Aerospace Research Pilot School ARPS has been in a constant state of change to keep its course of instruction, test methods, and training vehicles ahead of the anticipated needs of future test programs. The change has been such that those individuals associated with the School just a few years ago would hardly recognize it as it is today. The purpose of this publication is to enhance the readers knowledge of the scope and capabilities of the Aerospace Research Pilot School. This is done by explaining the Schools present and future mission, by outlining its course of instruction, and by reviewing lightly some of the specialized training, techniques, and equipment unique to the School.

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  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]