October 17, Edwards AFB is hosting its annual Flight Test Nation Air Show and Open House. Open to the public and admission is free. Times are 7AM to 4PM. If you need a phone number it's: 661-275-2852.
Edwards is tucked in the southeast corner of my county, and for all the zillion of years I've lived here I've never been able to go (mainly because I worked week ends until now). As luck would have it, I'm on call that weekend, but I'm going to see if one of my colleagues will cover for me so that I can finally attend.
I just thought I'd bring this to your attention (especially SoCal-ers and Central Valley-ites) in case you might be interested. It's about a 90 minute drive from LA (and about the same for me). Check out the website for the low-down!