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[WORLDKINGS] Top 500 Constant World Records (P.377) Chuck Yeager (United States) : World's first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound

26-11-2022

(worldkings.org) U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, in level flight while piloting the X-1 Glamorous Glennis at Mach 1.05 at an altitude of 45,000 ft (13,700 m) over the Rogers Dry Lake of the Mojave Desert in California. On November 26th 2022, the World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Chuck Yeager as "World's first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound".

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