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Esattamente 65 anni dopo il trionfo ed alla "veneranda" età di 89 anni .... il generale Yeager ha superato ieri il muro del suono a bordo di un caccia F-15D ....

 

.... dal "Daily Report dell'AFA di questa mattina ....

 

Breaking it Again at 89 ....

 

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Retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager ....

 

http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=7680

 

..... the first man to officially break the sound barrier in level flight, on Oct. 14 recreated the moment exactly 65 years later to the minute—this time in an F-15 fighter.

 

It was on Oct. 14, 1947, when then 24-year-old Yeager piloted the rocket-propelled Bell X-1 through the sound barrier over the Mojave Desert, achieving the feat at 10:24 a.m.

 

Fast forward 65 years and Yeager again surpassed the speed of sound while flying at 45,000 feet in altitude above the southern California desert in the back seat of an F-15D that took off from Nellis AFB, Nev.

 

"It was a smooth flight today," said Yeager of the anniversary flight.

 

"I'm very familiar with the area and got a good view," he added.

 

Capt. David Vincent, a 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot at Nellis, took Yeager up in the F-15.

 

Nellis report by SrA. Jack Sanders ..... http://www.nellis.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123322189

 

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