Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
YA-7D - "Corsair II"
The A-7D first flew at Dallas, TX in April 1968 with follow-on testing at Edwards AFB. The A-7D on display is the #2 prototype aircraft, hence the “Y” designation. It served its entire career in flight test at Edwards. It made the first totally fiber optic-controlled flight using a single-fiber flight control system in March 1982.
On loan from the USAF Museum.
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1982.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Rosamond Boulevard, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T-28B - "Trojan" (a few steps from this marker); F-111A - "Aardvark" (a few steps from this marker); T-33A “Shooting Star” (within shouting distance of this marker); F-84F - "Thunderstreak" (within shouting distance of this marker); CT-39A - "Sabreliner" (within shouting distance of this marker); N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” (within shouting distance of this marker); UC-45J - "Expeditor" (within shouting distance of this marker); Piper PA-48 “Enforcer” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.