Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
"F-104 Starfighter Record Setter"
Upon her return to Edwards in 1961, she set eight major world records in a T-38 Talon, including a top speed of 844.2 mph over a 15 km course on 24 August and a peak altitude of 56,071 feet on 12 October. In 1964, she flew an F-104G Starfighter at Edwards and set a new series of world records, including a new international women's speed record of 1,429.3 mph.
While this F-104A is a different model than the one Jackie Cochran used to set her records, this dedication serves to honor a true legend in aviation.
16 May 2003
Major General Doug Pearson
Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center
Brigadier General Chuck Yeager
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Women.
Location. 34° 55.382′ N, 117° 54.473′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker is on West Popson Avenue. Edwards Air Force Base is not open to the public. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 West Popson Avenue, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bell XP-59A Jet Aircraft (approx. half a mile away); Sound Barrier Cracked (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rocket Engine NF-104A (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Medal of Honor (approx. 0.7 miles away); F-86F (approx. 0.8 miles away); Leaps in Technology (approx. 0.8 miles away); F-16B (approx. 0.8 miles away); F-111A - "Aardvark" (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 726 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 2, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 8. submitted on March 20, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.