Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 15, 2012 10:25 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 15, 2012 10:46 AM EDT
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Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
Sixty-five years after becoming the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager is still making noise.
The 89-year-old Yeager, who was featured in the movie "The Right Stuff," flew Sunday in the back seat of an F-15 Eagle instead of the experimental rocket plane, Bell X-1, he piloted on the historic flight.
The F-15 took off from Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas and broke the sound barrier at more than 30,000 feet above California's Mojave Desert where Yeager achieved the feat on Oct. 14, 1947
The F-15 was piloted by Capt. David Vincent of the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis.
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