This entry was posted on September 18, 2012 by jetpilotoverseas. It was filed under 1950's, Chuck Yeager, Edwards AFB, F-86, L-2b, North American, Test Pilot, USAF .
In 1953, under the guidance of Chuck Yeager, she became the first woman to break the sound barrier in a Canadian-built F-86 Sabre. During those flights, she also set a new world speed record of 652 miles per hour on a 100-kilometer course at Edwards Air Force Base.
September 18, 2012 at 8:05 pm
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