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Near Palmdale in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Aerospace Valley

They All Had The Right Stuff

 
 
The Aerospace Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2012
1. The Aerospace Valley Marker
Inscription.  With more than 150 "First Flight" records and numerous milestones in flight, the Antelope Valley has been home to Aerospace throughout the century. These numerous accomplishments include:

-Air Force Capt. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager's breaking of the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 in 1947.
-Air Force Maj. Arthur "Kitt" Murray becoming the First Man to see the curvature of the earth in the Bell X-1A in 1954.
-Air Force Maj. William J. "Pete" Knight's record as the "Fastest Man Alive" flying at Mach 6.7 (4,520 MPH) in the X-15A-2 in 1967.
-The historic landing of the Space Shuttle Columbia on Rogers Dry Lake in 1981, following its first mission.
-The manufacturing of the B-2 and B-1B Bombers, F-117 Stealth Fighter, SR-71 Blackbird and Space Shuttle Orbiters.

These and other "First Flight" Milestones have made the Antelope Valley the world's premier aerospace location. This monument is dedicated to the craftsmen, engineers, technicians and pilots who have made aerospace advances in the Antelope Valley possible.

Celebrating the Centennial of Flight 1903-2003.
 
Erected
The Aerospace Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2012
2. The Aerospace Valley Marker
2003 by Platrix Chapter No. 2 E Clampus Vitus, Edwards AFB Flight Test Museum, and The Antelope Valley Aerospace Community.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 34° 32.441′ N, 118° 7.355′ W. Marker is near Palmdale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on California Route 14 2.4 miles north of Angeles Forest Highway, on the right when traveling north. Located on northbound Highway 14 at Lamont Odett Vista Point. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmdale CA 93551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The San Andreas Fault (within shouting distance of this marker); Lamont Odett Vista Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmdale School House (approx. 3.6 miles away); William J. "Pete" Knight (approx. 4.7 miles away); F-101 Voodoo Escort Fighter (approx. 4.7 miles away); MK-20 Rockeye Cluster Bomb Unit (approx. 4.7 miles away); A-4AR Cockpit Trainer (approx. 4.7 miles away); A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmdale.
 
Skunkworks in Palmdale image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2012
3. Skunkworks in Palmdale
The Aerospace Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2012
4. The Aerospace Valley Marker
Lamont Odett Vista Point image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2012
5. Lamont Odett Vista Point
Dedicated to Lamont "Monty" Odett Monty Odett believed in and continuously worked for progress and development in the Antelope Valley. The Antelope Valley Freeway will remain a lasting testimonial to his dedication. "A concrete monuemnt to the cooperation between community leadership and government." Located towards the North end of the parking lot.
Lamont Odett Vista Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2012
6. Lamont Odett Vista Point Marker
Lamont Odett Vista Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2012
7. Lamont Odett Vista Point Marker
On top of the marker looks like a freeway.
Lamont Odett Vista Point Parking image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2012
8. Lamont Odett Vista Point Parking
Palmdale View image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2012
9. Palmdale View
Lamont Odett signature from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 12, 2012
10. Lamont Odett signature from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on May 10, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 14, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 15, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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