General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon
Designed as a highly nimble lightweight daytime fighter, the F-16 evolved into a successful multi-role aircraft. It is a dogfighter with innovations such as frameless bubble canopy for better visibility, side-mounted control stick to ease control while manoeuvering, reclined seat to reduce the effect of g-forces on the pilot and fly-by-wire flight control.
Edwards Air Force Base: Home of the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) which researches, develops, tests, and evaluates aerospace systems from conception to combat use. The AFFTC has played a vital role in virtually every USAF aircraft that has entered service since World War II.