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  Chuck Yeager - WWII ace and test pilot
Chuck Yeager's accomplishments as an ace in WWII have been overshadowed by his achievements as a test pilot, but his fighter pilot experiences were remarkable on their own.
Yeager was an outsider with the Maquis, and sometimes relations were strained, but they accepted him when he was able to help fuse plastic explosives.
Chuck and Glennis were married in February, and he reported to Wright Field in July, the start of his even more extraordinary career as a test pilot.
www.acepilots.com /usaaf_yeager.html   (1727 words)

 Chuck Yeager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yeager was born to farming parents Susie Mae and Albert Hal Yeager in Myra, West Virginia and graduated from high school in Hamlin, West Virginia.
Yeager, after being turned down three times by a promotion board because of a court-martial on his enlisted record, was commissioned a second lieutenant while at Leiston and was promoted to captain before the end of his tour.
Yeager, who never attended college and was often modest about his background, is considered by some to be one of the greatest pilots of all time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chuck_Yeager   (2782 words)

 Chuck Yeager Biography -- Academy of Achievement
Yeager's compression suit was set on fire by the burning debris from the ejector seat, which became entangled in his parachute.
Yeager's autobiography enjoyed phenomenal success and he remains much in demand on the lecture circuit and as a corporate spokesman.
Chuck Yeager made his last flight as a military consultant on October 14, 1997, the 50th anniversary of his history-making flight in the X-1.
www.achievement.org /autodoc/page/yea0bio-1   (910 words)

 CRASH 64 - Chuck Yeager
Yeager was born into a poor West Virginia family and would, like his father, probably have become a gas driller had it not been for WWII.
Yeager didn't apply to be a test pilot, he lacked the academic background, but instead became an assistant maintenance officer - in charge of checking out repaired aircraft.
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer is a unique game in that it's designed to allow players to test a wide range of aircraft against specifications included in the manual, simulating the work of a test pilot.
www.crashonline.org.uk /64/yeager.htm   (1792 words)

 Chuck Yeager -- Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Chuck Yeager and the X-1 research plane that broke the sound barrier.
Chuck Yeager with his parents, Albert and Susie, after receiving the Harmon International Trophy.
Chuck Yeager, still flying high in the 1990's.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/x1/yeagphoto.html   (88 words)

 X-1 Biographies--Charles E. (Chuck) Yeager   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Charles E. (Chuck) Yeager (1923-) enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1941 at the age of eighteen.
Six years later, on another test flight, Yeager pushed his plane, the X-1A, to new heights, but almost lost his life as his plane came within feet of crashing.
In 1986, Yeager was appointed to the Presidential Commission investigating the Challenger accident.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/x1/chuck.html   (192 words)

 Brigadier General Chuck Yeager:  Official Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager was born in Myra, W.Va., on Feb. 13, 1923.
As Ascani recalled, Yeager flew an airplane "as though he was an integral part of it; his 'feel' for a new airplane was instinctive, intuitive and as natural as if he had already flown it for a hundred or more hours."
By latter-day standards, it is remarkable that, while engaged in a wide range of such highly experimental flight research programs, he was also involved in the evaluation of virtually all of the aircraft that were then being considered for the Air Force's operational inventory.
www.edwards.af.mil /history/docs_html/people/yeager_biography.html   (984 words)

 Chuck Yeager — Infoplease.com
Yeager, Chuck (Charles Elwood Yeager), 1923–;, American aviator.
Chuck Yeager - Aviator, born 13 February 1923, The man who broke the sound barrier
Yeager vs. Crossfield dueling test pilots: the quest for Mach 2.
www.infoplease.com /cgi-bin/id/A0853010   (272 words)

 Welcome to the official website of General Chuck Yeager
Thank you, Gen. Yeager, for your many years of continuous devotion to the United States Air Force, your country, and your high ideals of honor, integrity, courage, duty, and service.
His non-profit General Chuck Yeager Foundation is supporting programs to teach the ideals by which General Yeager has lived his life: honor, integrity, courage, duty, and service.
Enter here to learn more about the life of this True American Hero, visit the "Right Stuff Store" to obtain memorabilia of American history, learn how to support the General Chuck Yeager Foundation, and find out where Chuck Yeager is appearing in person.
www.chuckyeager.com   (263 words)

 Gen. Chuck Yeager Describes How He Broke The Sound Barrier - Popular Mechanics
Chuck Yeager Describes How He Broke The Sound Barrier
It was the 40th anniversary of the day Gen. Yeager climbed into the Bell X-1 and became the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound.
This month, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the event, we reprint his account of that day.
www.popularmechanics.com /science/aviation/1280546.html   (1429 words)

 Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer reviewed at MiGMan's Flight Sim Museum - www.migman.com
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer reviewed at MiGMan's Flight Sim Museum - www.migman.com
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer was released in 1987.
It was an ambitious attempt to teach the basics of flight on a personal computer.
www.migman.com /ref/1980_civil/chucky_aft/chucky_aft.htm   (110 words)

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Welcome to mach-buster.co.uk - THE Chuck Yeager resource site
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Bryan has completed some wonderful paintings of which reproduction lithographs are available to purchase.
members.lycos.co.uk /derekhorne/yeager.html   (88 words)

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