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Yeager re-enacts historic sound barrier flight

Associated Press Modified: October 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm •  Published: October 14, 2012
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Yeager told reporters after his flight that he was unaware of the skydiver's feat.

Asked by a young girl if he was scared during Sunday's flight, Yeager joked, "Yeah, I was scared to death." But the legendary pilot said he continues to fly all the time and it was just another flight to him.

Yeager flew the F-15 as it took off and landed, said Airman Timothy Young, a Nellis spokesman. The plane was piloted by Capt. David Vincent of the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis.

"It was a great honor to have him fly out of Nellis," Young said. "We pride ourselves on training fighter pilots and to have someone of his caliber here is such an honor."