October 14, 1947 — Captain Chuck Yeager of the United States Air Force flies a Bell X-1 rocket-powered experimental aircraft, the Glamorous Glennis, faster than the speed of sound at Mach 1.06—700 miles per hour (1,100 km/h)—over the high desert of Southern California and becomes the first pilot and the first airplane to do so in level flight.

  3 comments for “This Day in History

  1. October 14, 2018 at 7:05 PM

    I remember that. We had many test flights over Oklahoma then. Lots of Sonic booms!

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