Chuck Yeager

The Luftwaffe Me 262 pilot who might have gone supersonic two years earlier than Chuck Yeager: the story of Hans-Guido Mutke

The Luftwaffe Me 262 pilot who might have gone supersonic two years earlier than Chuck Yeager: the story of Hans-Guido Mutke

Hans-Guido Mutke mentioned his experiences of Apr. 9, 1945 during a conference to mark the 50th anniversary of jet powered… Read More

9 months ago

Concorde wasn’t the first Airliner to Break the Sound Barrier: how the DC-8 became the first commercial transport to go supersonic

The first airliner to go supersonic wasn’t the famous Concorde, which wouldn’t break the sound barrier until an October ’69… Read More

1 year ago

The True Story of Chuck Yeager’s NF-104 Ejection featured in the Famous Sequence of The Right Stuff Movie

Chuck Yeager’s NF-104 ejection took place while he was attempting to set a new altitude record at the edge of… Read More

1 year ago

New supersonic corridor named “Bell X-1 Supersonic Corridor” unveiled at Edwards AFB during the 2022 Aerospace Valley Open House, Air Show & STEM Expo

Maj. Alex "Brick" Shuler, F-22 Test Pilot became the first pilot to break the sound barrier in the newly named… Read More

1 year ago

Here’s the special painted 75th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight F-16 Viper that is taking part in the Edwards Air Show

The photos in this post features the 75th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight F-16 Viper. Taken at Edwards Air Force Base… Read More

1 year ago

F-14D pilot recalls that time Chuck Yeager said his Super Tomcat was “the only real fighter” featured at Edwards AFB air show

‘He asked a few questions about our deployment and how it performed over Iraq, asked about me and my RIO,… Read More

1 year ago

The Dream Machine: here’s how to make a hop in the F-20 Tigershark, the Super Light-Fighter that Never Was

Super ace Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, once said that “of all the airplanes in… Read More

2 years ago

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first supersonic flight, USAF and NASA Jets will compete to determine which will be first to go supersonic during Edwards AFB Airshow

The event will commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the Air Force and the first supersonic flight, by then-Capt. Chuck Yeager… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know? Jackie Cochran was the First Woman to break the Sound Barrier (with Chuck Yeager flying the Chase Plane)

On May 18, 1953, Jackie Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier and set a women's absolute… Read More

2 years ago

Remembering the Lockheed XF-90 “penetration fighter,” the precursor of the F-104 Starfighter that was featured on the cover of the comic book Blackhawk

The Lockheed XF-90 “penetration fighter” was the first US-built, swept-wing jet to be equipped with afterburners and wingtip fuel tanks… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know Chuck Yeager is the reason why airline pilots sound so bored when talking to passengers through PA system?

Chuck Yeager’s laconic, folksy drawl was admired and copied by pilots since the late ‘40s. An all-too-familiar voice greeted you… Read More

2 years ago

In 1953 this North Korean pilot flew its MiG-15 to South Korea. And Chuck Yeager flight-tested it.

Below the gunsight on Lt. No Kum-Sok’s MiG-15 was the following admonition in red Korean characters: "Pour out and zero… Read More

3 years ago

Former F-14D pilot tells the story of when Chuck Yeager called his Super Tomcat “the only real fighter” featured at Edwards AFB air show

There were plenty of shiny USAF fighters but I knew exactly what he meant. They didn’t count because they were… Read More

3 years ago

Chuck Yeager, first man to break the sound barrier portrayed in “The Right Stuff” movie dies at 97

In 1997, at age 74, Yeager commemorated the 50th anniversary of his milestone flight in the X-1, by flying in… Read More

3 years ago

The story of Hans-Guido Mutke, the Me 262 pilot who might have gone supersonic two years earlier than Chuck Yeager

"The airspeed indicator was stuck in the red danger zone, which is over 1100kph. I noticed that rivets began popping… Read More

4 years ago

Previously unreleased Video Features Then Col. Chuck Yeager crashing an NF-104A At Edwards AFB

After 13 revolutions, Yeager ejected just 5,000 feet above the ground. Falling through the sky, the smoldering ejection seat was… Read More

4 years ago

The True Story Behind the Famous Sequence of The Right Stuff Movie featuring Chuck Yeager’s NF-104 Ejection

Chuck Yeager hasn’t bailed out an airplane since the day he was shot down over Germany when he was twenty…… Read More

5 years ago