Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
First Flight to Break the Sound Barrier
X-1 Loading Pit
Aircraft from this Pit on
October 14, 1947
Captain Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager
Piloted the Airplane to Mach 1.06 (700 mph)
Erected 2002 by National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Greater Los Angeles Chapter.
Location. 34° 53.915′ N, 117° 52.765′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker is on West Lancaster Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located at the parking lot near Building 120. Edwards Air Force Base is not open to the public. Marker is in this post office area: Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F-86F (approx. 1.8 miles away); Leaps in Technology (approx. 1.8 miles away); F-16B (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bell XP-59A Jet Aircraft (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sound Barrier Cracked (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Medal of Honor (approx. 2.3 miles away); Jackie Cochran (approx. 2.3 miles away); YA-7D - "Corsair II" (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
Regarding First Flight to Break the Sound Barrier. "No Flightline Photography Allowed"
Also see . . . Breaking the Sound Barrier - From Mach 1 to Mach 10. (Submitted on February 13, 2012.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 5. submitted on February 13, 2012. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.