Members Portal. Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier inbut others almost certainly did so before him. Filed under General ScienceUrban Legends.
From Canada's Air Force - www. Ask any Canadian who the first Canadian aviator to break the sound barrier was and few would know. Other Canadian aviation greats such as J.
Three years from now, a new supersonic plane will soar through the skies over the Mojave Desert of California. Next, the test pilots will fly the aircraft over populated communities around to see if the X does what it was designed to do: break the sound barrier without rattling the cages of those below with sonic booms. Eventually, data from the X could be used to build supersonic passenger planes that are quiet enough to break the sound barrier over land—something that is currently prohibited by federal regulations.
Inhe became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight. After the war, Yeager became a test pilot of many types of aircraft, including experimental rocket-powered aircraft. As the first human to officially break the sound barrier, on October 14, he flew the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 at an altitude of 45, ft 13, mfor which he won both the Collier and Mackay trophies in
The feat we fete is his flight on October 14,in the Bell-X-1 rocket plane. The X The straight-wing rocket plane was carried aloft by a B mother ship and dropped from its bomb bay.
Chuck Yeager is an American test pilot who was the first person to break the sound barrier — the point where a speeding object such as an airplane passes the speed of sound. Yeager made his history-setting flight on Oct. The monumental "top secret" event was kept classified untilbut once it hit the public airwaves, Yeager became a celebrity.
The sound barrier or sonic barrier is the sudden increase in aerodynamic drag and other undesirable effects experienced by an aircraft or other object when it approaches the speed of sound. When aircraft first began to be able to reach close to the speed of sound, these effects were seen as constituting a barrier making faster speeds very difficult or impossible. The term came into use during World War II when pilots of high-speed fighter aircraft experienced the effects of compressibilitya number of adverse aerodynamic effects that deterred further acceleration, seemingly impeding flight at speeds close to the speed of sound.
In late he entered enlisted-pilot training and eventually became a P fighter pilot. After the war, he held commands around the world, but Yeager, who turned 95 earlier this year, is best known for his record-breaking work as a test pilot. Chuck Yeager flew a Bell X-1 experimental plane at Mach 1 some 40, feet over the Mojave Desert, becoming the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound.