Chuck Yeager dies

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Unread post08 Dec 2020, 06:20

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Unread post08 Dec 2020, 07:07

RIP :salute:


Talk about a legend......
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Unread post26 Dec 2020, 01:00

Faster than sound [2 page Obituary PDF attached]
Jan 2021 FLIGHT International

"The first person to fly at supersonic speed, and a double fighter ace, Chuck Yeager was ‘America’s greatest pilot’

Charles “Chuck” Yeager 13 February 1923 – 7 December 2020"

Source: FLIGHT International January 2021
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Unread post27 Dec 2020, 15:16

RIP :salute:
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CHUCK [7 page PDF of BIO attached below]
Feb 2021 COMBAT AIRCRAFT

"BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES ‘CHUCK’ YEAGER. FEBRUARY 13, 1923 TO DECEMBER 7, 2020

The world lost an aviation legend last month; a man whose courage was matched only by his skill and devotion. COMBAT AIRCRAFT JOURNAL celebrates the life of Brigadier General Chuck Yeager, Mr Mach 1..."

Photo: "Chuck Yeager standing in front of the Bell X-1, nicknamed ‘Glamorous Glennis’. On October 14, 1947, Captain Yeager piloted the X-1 to Mach 1.06 (approximately 700mph at 42,000ft), becoming the first man to break the so-called ‘sound barrier’. USAF photo courtesy AFFTC History Office"
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Below clockwise: Canopy and cockpit of the X-1; The X-1’s fuel management panel; Cockpit of ‘Glamorous Glennis’ National Air and Space Museum"


Source: COMBAT AIRCRAFT Journal February 2021 Volume 22 No 2
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Unread post16 Jan 2021, 11:19

Chuck Yeager, 1923–2020 [One page PDF attached below]
Mar 2021 LINDA SHINER

"CHARLES ELWOOD YEAGER, THE FIRST PILOT TO FLY PAST MACH 1, WAS THE COOLEST OF TEST PILOTS...."

Source: AIR & SPACE Smithsonian Magazine March 2021
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Unread post16 Jan 2021, 20:01

Pence Honors Chuck Yeager’s ‘Great American Life’ at Memorial Service
15 Jan 2021 Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory

"Vice President Mike Pence honored the life, career, and character of World War II ace and renowned Air Force test pilot Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager at a Jan. 15 memorial service in Yeager’s home state of West Virginia.

“What generations of our family have in common is that we’ve all been inspired by the life and the service and the heroism of Gen. Chuck Yeager,” Pence said of the retired brigadier general. The Vice President is the father of a Marine Corps fighter pilot and the father-in-law of a Navy fighter pilot.

“Yeager has been an inspiration to every American pilot, and will be throughout time. In fact, the crew of the cockpit of Air Force Two told me this morning before we took off from Andrews Air Force Base how deeply honored they were to have the privilege to carry Gen. Chuck Yeager on his last flight back home to West Virginia,” Pence said...."

Source: https://www.airforcemag.com/pence-honor ... l-service/

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Unread post23 Jan 2021, 21:10

CHUCK YEAGER How his career and legend shaped my flying life and that of a million other pilots.
Mar 2021 ISABEL GOYER

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Source: Plane & Pilot March 2021
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Unread post29 Jan 2021, 07:08

6 page OBITUARY 'SUPERSONIC LEGEND' from FLYPAST Magazine March 2021 attached.
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