Slcpilot wrote:There have been some assertions that George Welch was actually the first to successfully fly at supersonic speeds. There’s even a book about it. The XF-86 was capable of supersonic flight before the X-1 flew its famous mission.
I personally hold Bob Hoover in much higher regard, but in the end it doesn’t really matter.
bombayduck wrote:Chuck Yeager also had a small part in the film The Right Stuff. Which had the X-1 test flight when it broke the sound barrier, all be it with someone else playing Chuck Yeager.
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