LockheedThe first XF-104 made its initial flight here at Edwards AFB in February 1954. In May 1958, a YF-104A set a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph over Edwards, and in December 1959, an F-104C set a world altitude record of 103, 395 feet here. The Starfighter was the first aircraft to hold simultaneous official world records for speed, altitude and time-to-climb, most of which were established at Edwards AFB. The USAF procured about 300 Starfighters in one-and two-seat versions and another 1700 were sold to foreign countries.
|Placed By||Air Force Flight Test Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 409461 N 3859185|
|Decimal Degrees||34.87100000, -117.99061667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 52.26', W 117° 59.437'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 52' 15.60" N, 117° 59' 26.22" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1099 Rosamond Blvd, Eden CA 83325, US|
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