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Oct 1, 2023 | News Flash

Sound Barrier Broken

On October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager became the first human being to travel faster than the speed of sound. On Saturday, October 14, 2023, the Wings of the North Air Museum on Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie will celebrate the 76th anniversary of this milestone in aviation history with a “Sound Barrier Broken” party from 11am to 3 pm. The public is invited.

The Wings of the North (WOTN) Air Museum will be free this special day. Military veterans who have exceeded Mach 1, Mach 2, even Mach 25, will be on hand to share their stories of high speed flight. One is Retired Lt. Col. Caroline “Blaze” Jensen, one of a very few female pilots who have flown as part of the US Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team! Yes! Girls can fly, too! She also taught supersonic flight to other Air Force pilots. Another is Retired Colonel Curt Brown who flew on six NASA Space Shuttle missions, three as the mission commander. He also flew five other supersonic aircraft during his career in the Air Force! Several other supersonic veterans are also expected to attend.

The WOTN Air Museum has recently reopened on a permanent basis after a two year hiatus. Museum hours are 11am to 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. Currently located in a smaller, temporary facility, WOTN is actively raising funds for a larger, permanent location on Flying Cloud Airport.

The museum is located at 14857 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie MN 55347 which is just inside Gate H on the northwest corner of Flying Cloud Airport. More information is available at

Wings of the North is an IRS 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Chuck Yeager poses in front of the Bell XS-1 “Glamorous Glennis”.

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