First Flight to Break the Sound Barrier

First Flight to Break the Sound Barrier (HMZHG)

Location: Edwards AFB, CA 93523 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 53.915', W 117° 52.765'

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X-1 Loading Pit

The Bell X-1 was loaded into its B-29 Launch
Aircraft from this Pit on
October 14, 1947
Captain Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager

Piloted the Airplane to Mach 1.06 (700 mph)
Year Placed2002
Placed ByNational Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Greater Los Angeles Chapter
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 10:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 419651 N 3862149
Decimal Degrees34.89858333, -117.87941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 53.915', W 117° 52.765'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 53' 54.90" N, 117° 52' 45.90" W
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Area Code(s)661, 760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 496-998 Unnamed Road, Edwards AFB CA 93523, US
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