Chuck Yeager Supersonic Aircraft
NASA's New Supersonic X-Plane Will Be The Foundation For A New 'Concorde' A concept drawing of Lockheed Martin's new Quiet Supersonic Transport X-Plane. NASA has unveiled plans to start work on an experimental new plane which would be capable of 'quiet' supersonic flight. By creating a 'low boom' aircraft NASA hopes the...
This Month in Aviation History:Dec. 12, 1953: Maj. Chuck Yeager flies his Bell X-1A to March 2.435, approximately 1,650 miles per hour, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. At Mach 2.4 at 80,000 feet the aircraft spun out of control, spinning on all 3 axes. G-forces sent Yeager's head into...
The last member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, Willie Rogers of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Monday. He was 101 years old. The last member of the original Tuskegee Airmen, Willie Rogers of St. Petersburg, Florida, died Monday. He was 101 years old. The Airmen were members of the first African-American...
During World War II (1939-1945), the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and...
  Air Force legend Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager turned 93 this year, but don’t let that milestone fool you into believing that he’s too old to be tech-savvy. A couple of years ago he started to tweet about his exploits during his long flying career, which spanned more than sixty years. Reading...
BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - 70 years ago this week a Buffalo-built rocket plane flew into the history books when Gen. Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the speed of sound. The Bell X-1 was designed and built at the company's Wheatfield plant, with some of the work done...
The first American to orbit the earth, and later a four-term U.S. senator from Ohio, died Thursday. John Glenn died at the age of 95. One of the Mercury 7, he left the space race to pursue his political passions and became a U.S. senator. He finally returned to space...
Charleston’s Yeager Airport and the West Virginia Air Guard will celebrate their 70th anniversary with an air show Sept. 30-Oct. 1, featuring flying demonstrations, aircraft displays and tours, and rides aboard World War II-era aircraft. Known as Kanawha Airport when it opened in 1947, after three years of earth-moving work,...
26 Mar 1951 at Edwards Air Force Base - Filming began on the lakebed for RKO’s film Jet Pilot, starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh. As shown in this photo, an XF-92A was painted to simulate a “MiG-23.” Most of aerial stunt scenes were anonymously flown by Chuck Yeager. (Edwards History Office file photo)
26 Mar 1951 at Edwards Air Force Base - Filming began on the lakebed for RKO’s film Jet Pilot, starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh. As shown in this photo, an XF-92A was painted to simulate a “MiG-23.” Most of aerial stunt scenes were anonymously flown by Chuck Yeager....

U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager's signature inside the cockpit of the Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis."  The signature is dated the same day as his record-breaking flight of October 14, 1947 when the Bell X-1 became the first airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound. Yeager...