GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION LOSES ANOTHER
Chalmers H. "Slick" Goodlin 1923-2005
"Slick" was the original test pilot for the Bell X-1 but missed out on the famous flight that broke the sound barrier. Chuck Yeager got the credit for that one, barely.
Yeager would've been watching the record breaking flight from the ground as a spectator, but because of a poor decision on Goodlin's part, Yeager found himself in the cockpit, flying his way into history. That one decision changed both of their lives, forever.
Greed was probably the culprit. However, had Goodlin done it for free, it would've been money in the bank. Read it here.
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