Faster Than Sound - Captain Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager poses in the cockpit of the Bell in May 1948 at Muroc Air Force Base in California. On October Yeager broke the sound barrier in this plane, nicknamed "Glamorous Glennis.
JAN 2011 - More photos showing of the USAF flightgear from the era. USAF Chuck Yeager and the Bell in Chuck wears a interim flight helmet made from a US Army tank helmet and mated to a USAAF era flight helmet.
Chuck Yeager the Bell When Chuck Yeager strapped himself into the cockpit of the Bell hanging in the belly of a there were many who felt that he wouldn't return alive. Several men before him had died attempting to break the sound barrier.