10/11/2012 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- While the Edwards community is no stranger to sonic booms, Oct. 14, 1947 marked the first-ever supersonic flight above the Mojave Desert skies.
To commemorate the historic event, retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager will reenact the epic moment in aviation history by breaking the sound barrier over Edwards skies Sunday, Oct. 14 at 10:24 a.m. - the same time as the Bell X-1 aircraft 65 years ago.
This time, Yeager will be flying in an F-15 Eagle belonging to the 65th Aggressor Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
Team Edwards members interested in witnessing the event can expect the F-15 to break the sound barrier above Main Base.
10/16/2012 3:52:33 PM ET General Yeager will be 90 years old in February 2013. I had the honor of meeting him in 2008 while he was visiting with Congressman Duncan Hunter. He had just returned from Australia where he had flown F-15's. A truly remarkable man.
Steve Carter, Simpsonville SC
10/12/2012 12:16:43 PM ET I was there in '98 when General Yeager commemorated the 50th anniversary of his historic X-1 flight at one of the greatest open houses I've ever attended. How old is he now and is this a single seat F-15 or a station wagonOnce we have a real Commander in Chief I hope you folks have another open house soon.