Edwards Air Force Base
WWII-era planes are not the most common sight at Edwards Air Force Base in Kearn County, Calfornia. The group of legendary warbirds included a P-51 Mustang, a B-25 Mitchell, a TBF Avenger and a Corsair. So what are these old-time World War II planes doing at a modern Air Force Base?
These warbirds are part of the Texas Flying Legends Museum in Houston and there is a big occasion to celebrate. These planes made an appearance because Edwards Air Force will soon be celebrating the 70th anniversary of supersonic flight. It has been seven decades since Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 and Edwards AFB is celebrating in style.
“The World War II-era aircraft are here to be part of the base’s 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight celebration being held Oct. 13-14 for the base workforce and guests.”
It is a beautiful sight to see all of these warbirds come in as they bridge the gap between speed and supersonic speed at the every location where it first occurred. You can go to this site to learn more about the Supersonic 70th Anniversary celebration.