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CHUCK YEAGER FLYING SUIT

Posted 7/28/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Chuck Yeager Flying Suit
This flying suit was worn by Chuck Yeager during his X-1 flight tests in 1947. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Note: This item is currently in storage.

This T-1 flying suit was worn by Brig. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager during his X-1 flight tests in 1947. General Yeager gained fame as the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound. This historic flight in the Bell X-1 aircraft took place Oct. 14, 1947, at Muroc Dry Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), Calif.

Transferred from the Air Force Aero Medical Lab.

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