Edwards 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, California, in Kern County. Marker is on West Lancaster Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is located at the parking lot near Building 120. 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); A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards.
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 531 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 5. submitted on February 13, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.