Your chance to land on the lakebed at Edwards

August 26, 2010 by Mike Collins

Have you ever dreamed of landing on the expanse of Rosamond Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base–or even just flying over the historic site? This may be your chance.

The Air Force Flight Test Center will host its first-ever GA fly-in on Oct.1. The center will give 100 civilian pilots the opportunity to fly themselves into Edwards’ airspace–and land on the lakebed–for the 2010 Flight Test Nation Lakebed Fly-in.

Apply well in advance of Sept. 10, which is the date of a lottery that will select the 100 lucky pilots and 20 alternates. More information is available online; the application to participate is online as well.

Personally, I enjoy living in the Mid-Atlantic region…but unique, once-in-a-lifetime bucket list opportunities like this make me wish I was in California.

5 Responses to “Your chance to land on the lakebed at Edwards”

  1. John Knight Says:

    Too late! The FAA is no longer accepting applications for the Fly-in. You can still drive in however. DARN!

  2. Robert Harrison Says:

    For those of us close enough to fly around Edwards on a semi regular basis the opportunity makes my mouth water and I dreamed last night of landing my Decathlon there..

  3. Ron Magnus Says:

    Gee, I get this notice on Friday via the AOPA Friday email and then find out when I follow the link that it was closed out the night before.

    Seems to me that someone could have deleted the link to register instead of having it sound like it was still an option.

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