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Test Pilot, Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1964 - 1990

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2

Scope and Contents

After returning from Vietnam, Bridges was assigned as an instructor pilot with the 3575th Pilot Training Squadron at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, from January 1969 to July 1970. He then attended Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, California, graduating in July 1971, and serving as a Test Pilot at Edwards from July 1971 to July 1975. Major Bridges attended Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell AFB, Alabama, from August 1975 to June 1976, and then served as program element monitor for the F-15 and A-10 programs. He has logged more than 3,800 hours flying time in the following aircraft: T-2, T-28, T-33, T-37, T-38, T-41, A-37, A-7, A-9, A-10, B-26, B-52, B-57, F-100, F-104, NF-104, F-106, F-4, KC-135, and G-2 (Shuttle Training Aircraft).

This sub-series contains Bridges' application for Aerospace Research Pilot, working files, flight test cards, evaluations, test plans, briefings, technical reports, and other documents from Bridges' time at the AFFTC, Edwards Air Force Base, CA. There is an emphasis on the A-9A, A-10A, YA-9, YA-10, A-7 and A-10.


  • 1964 - 1990

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.


1.817 Cubic Feet (Five letter-size full-width manuscript boxes)


See box six above [Test Pilot Working Files, 1968 - 1973].


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States