Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Bell test pilot Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin poses leaning on edge of cockpit door frame of the Bell XS-1 #2 (s/n 46-063), wearing a leather jacket and holding his helmet under his arm. December 9, 1946.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • Airplanes
  • Air pilots
  • Bell X-1 (Supersonic plane)
  • Rocket planes
  • Research aircraft

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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