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2008-05-12 08:26:00
The correct record is: Charles Yeager was the first to exceed the speed of sound in level flight, in the X-1. This X-1A was flown between Feb 1953 and Aug 1955. Chuck Yeager made four (4) of the 26 flights this aircraft made. Arthur Murray was the primary pilot with 14 flights.
2008-04-10 23:46:35
I believe Bob is right , there was no expectation for George to break to Mach 1 , it just happened , Chuck get credt though for the planned flight , both were extremely courageous pilots.
2008-04-10 23:36:34
I believe George Welch broke it first (intentionally) in an F-86 Sabre whilst in a shallow dive a couple of days before Chucks official record. Chuck was the first in straight and level flight
2008-04-10 17:48:22
Yay, Chuck Yeager!
2008-04-10 01:46:16
To be honest I couldn't care less if it's the exact plane that broke the barrier or not. I just thought it was a cool picture :-)
2008-04-10 00:15:00
Did you not see the big "A" next to the 1?
2008-04-09 21:29:50
I certainly hope they fixed it again - otherwise we would all be looking for another barrier to break!
2008-04-09 20:48:04
Nope, this was an updated model of the plane that broke the sound barrier. That plane was simply designated the X-1, flown by Chuck Yeager and the sound barrier was broken in Oct, 1947.