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New Alexandria in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chalmers “Slick” Goodlin

(1923-2005)

 
 
Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2016
1. Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin Marker
Inscription. A natural aviator, Goodlin learned to fly at the New Alexandria Airport. In W.W.II Goodlin joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he earned his wings, then flew for the U.S. Navy. In 1944, he became a test pilot for Bell Aircraft and made 26 flights in the Bell XS-1 rocket plane breaking the sound barrier in 1947 before turning the plane over to the Army's Chuck Yeager. Later, Goodlin was CEO of the Burnelli Co. championing a safer design for aircraft. In 2005 he was induced into the Florida Aviation Hall of Fame.
 
Location. 40° 23.822′ N, 79° 25.314′ W. Marker is in New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles west of Pennsylvania Route 981, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Alexandria PA 15670, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas F. Gallagher (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hannastown (approx. 5.5 miles away); The Banana Split (approx. 5.9 miles away); Fred McFeely Rogers (approx. 5.9 miles away); William Findley (approx. 6 miles away); The Rivers' Edge (approx. 6.3 miles away); Saltsburg (approx. 6.4 miles away); Saltsburg Canal Park (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin image. Click for full size.
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2. Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin
Standing with his Bell XS-1 Rocket
Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 20, 2016
3. Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on August 20, 2016.
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