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Living Sound Barrier Legends


‚ÄčAVIATION WEEK NETWORK --- A remarkable reunion occurred recently at Edwards AFB, California when the two key veterans involved in the breaking of the sound barrier in 1947 returned to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the achievement.  Meeting on stage on October 13, the day before the anniversary, were 94-year-old Brig. Gen (Ret.) Chuck Yeager, pilot of the experimental Bell XS-1 and 97-year-old Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Bob Cardenas, the pilot of the specially modified Boeing B-29 carrier aircraft which launched Yeager on his historic flight.

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Living Sound Barrier Legends