old crow - ace in a day
On October 12, 1944 Lt. Yeager scored five confirmed kills over Bremen, Germany, becoming the first "Ace" in one day. As group leader, Lt. Yeager was escorting B-24 bombers over Holland when his squadron spotted 22 Bf-109 aircraft. Lt. Yeager spooked one pilot who collided with another, sending both down...
NF-104 Crash

NF-104 CRASH

The Lockheed NF-104A was an American mixed power, high-performance, supersonic aerospace trainer that served as a low-cost astronaut training vehicle for the X-15 and projected X-20 Dyna-Soar programs. The third NF-104A (USAF 56-0762) was delivered to the USAF on 1 November 1963, and was destroyed in a crash while being...

April 19, 1949 issue of TIME magazine featuring Chuck Yeager on the cover.
NASA's experimental supersonic X-plane project has a new name: the X-59 QueSST. So, what's in the name? Well, the "X-59" part is a nod back to American X-plane history, which kicked off with the world's first supersonic plane, the Bell X-1, famously piloted by Chuck Yeager in 1947 when it...