EDWARDS AFB — Edwards Air Force Base is well known for cutting-edge aerospace technology and history-making events. The world’s premier flight test facility has another innovation to brag about — pulling off the first-of-its-kind Aerospace Valley Hybrid Air Show.
This weekend was supposed to be the first air show at Edwards in 11 years, the kind that attracts tens of thousands of people to the historic base. The COVID-19 pandemic forced base officials to change plans. Rather than cancel the air show outright, 412th Test Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Matthew Higer announced a hybrid event instead.
“We broke another barrier today. No one had ever done a hybrid air show,” Higer said Friday.
The weeklong event began Monday and featured four days of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics webinars for thousands of students across the nation to help inspire them to