Chuck Yeager X-1 Glamorous Glennis http://aircraftaluminumart.com/glamorous-glennis/ On 14 October, 1947 at 10.22 am, Capt. Yeager flew the Bell X-1 at a speed of 670mph (Mach 1.06) breaking the sound barrier for the first time in human history. Yeager christened the first X-1 Glamorous Glennis as was his P-51’s in WWII.
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October 14, 1947: Captain Chuck Yeager of the U.S. Air Force flies a Bell X-1 rocket-powered experimental aircraft, the Glamorous Glennis, faster than the speed of sound - over the high desert of Southern California - and becomes the first pilot and the first airplane to do so in level flight.
At Edwards, Chuck Yeager became the first person to pilot an aircraft faster than the speed of sound during level flight. The experimental Bell X-1 rocket plane broke the barrier in 1947 after being dropped from a modified B-29 bomber.