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Unit: USN VX-9 (AIRTEVRON NINE) "Vampires"
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Standard Squadron Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: This particular patch still has Point Mugu on it, along with China Lake. At the time, VX-9 still had their F-14 Det. stationed at Point Mugu NAS, CA.

Unit: USN VX-9 (AIRTEVRON NINE) "Vampires"
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Squadron Aircraft Type Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Specific F/A-18 Hornet type patch for VX-9.

Unit: USN VX-9 (AIRTEVRON NINE) "Vampires"
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Squadron Aircraft Type Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Specific AH-1 Cobra type patch for VX-9.

Unit: USN VX-9 (AIRTEVRON NINE) "Vampires"
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Squadron Aircraft Type Patch - Low Vis Desert
Period: 2003
Notes: Specific AV-8B Prowler type patch for VX-9.

Unit: NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration)
Based: Various Locations
Type: Main Logo
Period: 2003
Notes: Standard logo patch for organization.

Unit: NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration)
Based: Various Locations
Type: Aircraft Type Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Specific T-38N Talon patch for NASA.

Unit: McDonnell Douglas
Based: Various Locations
Type: Manufacturer Aircraft Type Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Used during Hornet Classic release.

Unit: USAF 419th Flight Test Squadron
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: Standard Squadron Patch
Period: 2002
Notes: Specialize in testing B-1, B-2, & B-52.

Unit: USAF WR-ALC Det. 2
Based: Air Force Plant #42 - Palmdale , CA
Type: Squadron Patch
Period: 2002
Notes: Flight test for U-2.

Unit: USAF 416th Flight Test Squadron
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: Squadron Aircraft Type Patch - F-15
Period: 2002
Notes: First used by the 445th FTS, then used for the F-15 portion of testing within the 416th FTS.

Unit: USAF 416th Flight Test Squadron
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: Fighter Combined Test Force
Period: 2002
Notes: Combined F-16, T-38 & F-15 patch for 416th FTS.

Unit: USAF 411th Flight Test Squadron
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: Combined Test Force
Period: 2002
Notes: CTF patch for F-22 Raptor program.

Unit: USAF Test Pilot School
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: Special 50th Anniversary
Period: 1994 to ?
Notes: Still available in 2002.

Unit: USAF Test Pilot School
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: TPS Class Patch for 02B
Period: 2002
Notes: Survivor show theme.

Unit: USAF 410th Flight Test Squadron
Based: Air Force Plant #42 - Palmdale , CA
Type: Squadron
Period: 2002
Notes: One of numerous patches for 410th F-117 FTS.

Unit: USAF 410th Flight Test Squadron
Based: Air Force Plant #42 - Palmdale , CA
Type: Squadron
Period: 2002
Notes: One of numerous patches for 410th F-117 FTS.

Unit: USAF 410th Flight Test Squadron
Based: Air Force Plant #42 - Palmdale , CA
Type: Flight Test - Weapons
Period: 2002
Notes: Patch that specify's weapons testing for F-117.

Unit: NASA - Dryden Flight Test Research Facility
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: Base Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Specialized patch for the NASA Dryden facility.

Unit: Marine Aviation Detachment
Based: NAWS - China Lake, CA & NAS Point Mugu, CA
Type: Squadron
Period: N/A
Notes: The Marine detachment involved in testing with the Navy at China Lake and Point Mugu.

Unit: USAF Test Pilot School
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: School Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Basic patch being used for the period.

Unit: USAF Test Pilot School
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: School Aircraft Type Patch - NF-16D VISTA
Period: 2003
Notes: The F-16 VISTA is a special aircraft that can emulate the flight characteristics of other aircraft, and is used by the TPS.

Unit: USAF Test Pilot School
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: TPS Class Patch for 03B
Period: 2003
Notes: Humorous class patch for 03B.

Unit: USAF WR-ALC Det. 2
Based: Air Force Plant #42 - Palmdale , CA
Type: No ID Squadron Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Offered by squadron in 03.

Unit: USAF 418th FLTS Det. 1
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: Integrated Test Team Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Black & blue version

Unit: USAF 418th FLTS Det. 1
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: Integrated Test Team Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Green & tan version.

Unit: USAF 410th Flight Test Squadron
Based: Air Force Plant #42 - Palmdale , CA
Type: Project Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Patch for unknown project on F-117. Anybody know?

Unit: USAF Edwards Test Operations
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: Let's Roll
Period: 2003
Notes: Used while Edwards support aircraft were operated under 'Test Operations'.

Unit: USN VX-31(AIRTEVRON THREE ONE) "Dust Devils"
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Squadron Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Old version use to say "Dust Devils". If you have one for sale, please e-mail me.

Unit: USN Naval Weapons Center - China Lake
Based: Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake, CA
Type: Organisation/Base Patch
Period: 2003
Notes: Base patch for China Lake.

Unit: USN NWTSPM (Naval Weapons Test Squadron - Point Mugu)
Based: Naval Air Station - Point Mugu, CA
Type: Squadron Patch
Period: 2001
Notes: Original patch before unit was changed to VX-30.

Unit: USN VX-30 (AIRTEVRON THREE ZERO) "Blood Hounds"
Based: Naval Air Station - Point Mugu, CA
Type: Squadron Patch
Period: 2004
Notes: New squadron patch design after unit changed from NWTSPM to VX-30

Unit: USAF 445th Flight Test Squadron
Based: Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Type: Squadron Patch
Period: 1990's
Notes: This patch was used during the period that the 445th concentrated on F-15 testing. This is not the patch for the newly activated 445th "Test Ops".

Unit: USN Naval Air Test Center - Strike Aircraft Test
Based: Naval Air Station - Patuxent River, MD
Type: Combined Center/Squadron
Period: N/A
Notes: Represents the USN Test Center at Patuxent River and also the Strike Aircraft testing there.

Unit: USAF 4485th Test Squadron
Based: Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Type: Squadron Patch
Period: N/A
Notes: Unit designation preceding the 85th Test & Evaluation Squadron. This unit tested various versions of the F-4, F-16, F-15 and A-10.



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