Museum Men: Yeager's Supersonic Jet
Creative Arts is building the Bell X1 for the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, Florida.
American pilot Chuck Yeager flew this experimental rocket plane as he attempted-and succeeded-in
breaking the sound barrier. This record-setting flight was the envy of the world as several
countries had been trying for years to build and fly a plane fast enough to break the speed of
sound. Roger and his team have a unique challenge as they choose to display the airplane suspended
form the museum's ceiling and not resting on the floor. The Bell X1 must be light enough-and safe
enough-for elevated display without compromising authenticity of the iconic aircraft. Creative Arts
will also build a Pennsylvania Long Rifle for the Florida Frontiersmen, a local non-profit group
that wants to present the firearm as a scholarship award to one of their young members.