Mission: Execute flight test to sustain and enhance combat capabilities
Vision: Premier Citizen Airmen strengthening our Nation's competitive edge by forging tomorrow's warfighting capabilities
The 413th Flight Test Group is an Air Force Reserve Command unit stationed at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., as a tenant unit.
The 413th Flight Test Group conducts flight tests on aircraft after programmed depot maintenance is completed. Its history goes back to 1944 when the 413th Fighter Group flew very long range escort missions of Twentieth Air Force B-29 Superfortress bombardment groups against Japan. During the Cold War, the unit was a Strategic Air Command fighter-escort wing and later a Tactical Air Command tactical fighter group in the 1950s.
Today, the group's units are stationed throughout the United States to help conduct functional flight tests. The group is a partnership between the Air Force Materiel Command and the Air Force Reserve Command and is the operational supervisor of all the depot flight test units. The group manages five squadrons and three flights and is made up of full-time Airmen, traditional reservist and civil servants. Once programmed depot maintenance is completed, members of the flight crew begin a variety of ground checks to make sure the aircraft are ready for a functional test flight. Once the aircraft are deemed airworthy, they are delivered to their home stations and are configured to fly whatever mission they are assigned to fly.
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413th Flight Test Group aircraft