DUNNELLON — Steve Maple had no fear of flying or crashing any of his four World War II-era radio-controlled scale model airplanes he entered in the 15th annual Tri County R/C Club Chuck Yeager Warbird Fly-In held at Rainbow R/C field on Bridges Road near here Saturday. Source: Remote-control airplane...
Wed, 10/14/2015 - 1:22pm by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi On this day in 1947, U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager and the X-1 aircraft broke the sound barrier, marking the first time a human flew faster than the speed of sound. Along with being the first craft...
John Buchanan left Okinawa, an island fresh to the idea of industrialization, a place that now exists only in memory. He returned in September of 2015, although not quite as he had planned. Source: DVIDS - News - Through Airman’s eyes: Old memories revisited Story by Airman 1st Class Nicholas Emerick KADENA,...
Chuck Yeager retraced history in the skies -- 65 years to the minute -- as the first test pilot to break the sound barrier. Source: Chuck Yeager retraces history in the sky, breaking the sound barrier -- again - CNN.com Chuck Yeager retraced history on Sunday, 65 years to the minute,...
A local military legend unveiled his new statue and vets saluted the Battle of Midway. Source: World War II heroes honored Saturday | UTSanDiego.com SAN DIEGO — In Balboa Park, a local military legend unveiled a statue bearing his likeness, and hours later on the USS Midway, veterans and their families...
The plane that broke the sound barrier can be an object on your subsonic desk Source: Soon You'll Be Able to 3D Print Chuck Yeager's Supersonic X-1 The Smithsonian's 3D printing project is an effort to scan the museum's vast collection and make it printable at home. Now, one of the...
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Source: Charles Yeager and Pakistan Air Force - Daily Pakistan Global LAHORE (Staff Report) – Charles Yeager, a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and record-setting test pilot, was posted to Pakistan as the US Defense Representative from 1971 to 1973, during the Indo-Pak war on East...
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The test pilot legend made famous in 'The Right Stuff' talks to USA TODAY about his life. Source: Chuck Yeager, still soaring at 89 GRASS VALLEY, Calif. – In the parking lot of this small Sierra Nevada town's airfield, a decommissioned F-104 Starfighter jet looms over a series of plaques. They...
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Source: An Oral History of the Epic Space Film The Right Stuff | WIRED Before writer-director Philip Kaufman brought Tom Wolfe's book The Right Stuff to the big screen in 1983, onscreen astronauts were little more than alien quarry or asteroid bait. In Kaufman's hands, however, spaceflight became a far...
JTNDc2NyaXB0JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTIyNjAzcHglMjIlMjB3aWR0aCUzRCUyMjEwNzJweCUyMiUyMHNyYyUzRCUyMmh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZwbGF5ZXIub295YWxhLmNvbSUyRmlmcmFtZS5qcyUyM3BiaWQlM0RabVZrT1RabFpEQmlOemsxT1dSa01EUmpObVpqTXpRMCUyNmVjJTNEeGxaMkpuYURwSU5EUkZQcmdmVUlVZ2NZT2d5TFJIUXElMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZzY3JpcHQlM0U= A segment from a U.S. Air Force film follows a single flight by then-Major Charles “Chuck” Yeager. Before Yeager and Air Force test pilots Albert Boyd and H.E. “Tom” Collins put the MiG-15 through its paces, technicians inspected it for signs of sabotage and determined it was safe. The...