The Flight of Jackie Cochran

June 4, 2023

100 East College Boulevard Niceville, FL, 32578


A Northwest Florida veteran, Jackie Cochran, is also among the eight recognized at the park. Cochran was a pilot from DeFuniak Springs who held more speed, distance, and altitude records than any other flyer during her career. In 1964 she flew an aircraft faster than any woman had before. In 1953, eager to make the transition to jet aircraft, Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier, piloting an F-86.

In honor of Cochran, Northwest Florida State College is holding a production of “Flight of Jackie Cochran,” at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center’s Sprint Theater on June 4, 2023, at 2 p.m. The cost is $30 and proceeds will benefit the Okaloosa County Women's Veterans Monuments. Tickets can be purchased at 


Start Time
2 p.m.