Authentic, original Edwards Air Force Base runway core paperweight / souvenir with COA from the Edwards Flight Test Center Museum. This is an original core taken from the surface of runway 04-22 at the legendary Edwards Air Force Base when it was refurbished/replaced in 2008. The 15,000 foot long “Old” Runway 04-22 was in use at Edwards from 1954 through 2008, and when built was the longest runway in the world. Runway 04-22 hosted innumerable aircraft types taking off and landing – from some of the early X-Planes to the most modern high-tech experimental aircraft, not to mention the SR-71 and U-2. Only 100 of these runway surface cores were made and preserved, with the remainder of the old runway surface being destroyed. This particular core is #51 of 100, with the matching COA identifying the core and providing a bit of history. The underside of the core has four “feet” for display and stability, as well as an ID sticker and is hand-numbered. The core measures approximately 3.75″ x 1.5″ The COA is signed by Bill “Flaps” Flanagan, Chair of the Flight Test Historical Foundation. This was obtained at Edwards Air Force Base in 2008 after the runway surface was torn up in the reconstruction efforts. DO NOT pass up this ultra rare opportunity to own a literal piece of Edwards Air Force Base – the birthplace of supersonic flight, numerous X-Planes, and countless legendary pilots, as well as astronauts, all of whom no doubt touched wheels down on this surface! X-1, X-1A, X-2, X-3, X-4, X-5, HL-10, X-15, X-20, X-24, X-29, X-31, Test Pilot, Chuck Yeager, SR-71, U-2, TR-1. The item “Edwards Air Force Base Runway Core with COA Authentic RARE! Test Pilot” is in sale since Saturday, December 27, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Other Military Aircraft Items”. The seller is “readyalert5″ and is located in San Pedro, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States