THE ROLE OF THE AIR PROVING GROUND COMMAND IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT

Major T. W. Bozarth

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: The Air Proving Ground Command is one of the major organizations of the United States Air Force. Its headquarters and most of its testing operations are located at Eglin Air Force Base in northwestern Florida. The Air Proving Ground Command Reservation stretches over approximately 465,000 acres. The land area is 60 miles East-West by 25 miles North-South. In addition, water ranges are available along 100 miles of the coastline, extending into the Gulf of Mexico to approximately 150 miles. Test operations are conducted on 39 active ranges and 11 airfields, and the Climatic Hangar. The Climatic Hangar has nearly 3,000,000 cubic feet of temperature controlled space. Temperature ranges of plus 165°F to minus 70°F, along with comparable humidity ranges, permit simulation of world-wide weather conditions during operational testing.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 4, Number 5
Pages: 190 - 195
Cite this article: Bozarth, Major T. W., "THE ROLE OF THE AIR PROVING GROUND COMMAND IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 4, No. 5, 1955, pp. 190-195.
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