514TH FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc Azure, emitting from sinister base four stylized hands flexed bendwise with three issuant from the first bendwise sinister all Gules; two crescent shapes arched and voluted from hands ending in chief, the first bendwise sinister and the second bendwise of the last; the last surmounted by a lightning bolt palewise point to chief and a second reversed all Or. In chief a boomerang embowed palewise Tenné. All within a narrow border Red.

Attached above the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Red border and inscribed "QUAERITE OPTIMUM" in Red letters.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Red border and inscribed "514TH FLIGHT TEST SQ" in Red letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The boomerang symbolizes a drone aircraft. The hands represent both the role that man plays in the operation of drones and teamwork required in the preparation, launch, flight and recovery of a drone. The lightning bolts allude to the drone control signals transmitted from the fingertips of man and the purposeful information returned to man. The crescents indicate the complete drone flight cycle. The motto, "QUAERITE OPTIMUM," translates to "SEEK THE OPTIMUM" in English.






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