Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This particular airplane was flown extensively in the test support role while assigned to the Test Wing. During its career, it was used as a chase aircraft for the first release of a Joint Direct attack Munition (JDAM) from a strategic bomber and also chased the final test missions of the Air Test Center Museum in August 2000 and was placed on display in February 2002.
On loan from the USAF Museum
Location. 34° 55.305′ N, 117° 53.628′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from Popson Avenue near Wolfe Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bldg 2750, Popson Avenue, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F-86F (here, next to this marker); Leaps in Technology (here, Bell XP-59A Jet Aircraft (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sound Barrier Cracked (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Medal of Honor (approx. half a mile away); Jackie Cochran (approx. 0.8 miles away); F-111A - "Aardvark" (approx. 1.6 miles away); YA-7D - "Corsair II" (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 407 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 3, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.