Today Charles “Chuck” Elwood Yeager is alive and well at age 97. Chuck Yeager is a former U.S. Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot. In 1947 Yeager became the first pilot in history to exceed the speed of sound in level flight. We’re going to take a look at Yeager’s storied aviation…

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Chuck Yeager

Chuck Yeager Chuck Yeager – fighter pilot and world record breaker – is our Hero in Flight in this post. Find out more about the man who was the first to break the sound barrier! Growing up Charles “Chuck” Elwood Yeager was born February 13, 1923, in Myra, West Virginia.  His parents, Susie Mae and…

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