Chuck Yeager

Author: Colleen Madonna Flood Williams

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 143814735X


Page: 85

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On October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager flew his experimental aircraft at more than 700 miles per hour to become the first person to break the sound barrier.

Yeager's Law

Author: Scott Bell

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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Abel Yeager is dead broke, down on his luck, and suffering from a serious case of what-the-hell-does-it-matter. His transition from active Marine to stateside long-haul trucker hit a wicked speed bump when his rig was involved in a wreck that claimed the life of a pregnant woman and laid him up for several months. Back at work but deeply in debt, Yeager meets bookstore owner Charlie Buchanan in St. Louis and jumps at the chance to haul a load of remainder books to Austin for her. On the way south, a crew of truck thieves tracks his every move. But none of them know what Charlie’s ex has smuggled inside the book pallets, who he stole it from, or how far the owner will go to get it back. Charlie’s the first person Yeager has cared about in a long time, but as their bond deepens, so does the danger they’re in. With enemy forces closing in, Yeager battles greed, corruption, and his own fatalism in a bid to hold true to Yeager’s First Law: come home at the end of the day.

Yeager's Getaway

Author: Scott Bell

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A Honeymoon… Abel Yeager Style Abel Yeager has settled into a life of domestic bliss with his lovely wife, Charlotte. He’s left the violence and bloodshed behind to concentrate on being a good father and husband. For their long-delayed honeymoon, Abel and Charlie take a Hawaiian cruise. They’re looking forward to hiking volcanoes and sightseeing, once they meet up with Victor "Por Que" Ruiz and his new love, Dr. Alexandra Lopez. Their idyllic vacation explodes in violence when a group of Hawaiian separatists, incited by a foreign power, rip through the islands, leaving blood and destruction in their wake. When Charlie is caught up with a group of hostages held by the terrorists as human shields, Abel is forced back into warrior mode. The Hawaiians are supported by a few dozen foreign special forces soldiers, modern gear, and plenty of munitions. Abel has the help of three septuagenarian Vietnam veteran Marines and his pal Victor. Outnumbered and outgunned, Abel will stop at nothing to rescue his wife.

Yeager's Mission

Author: Scott Bell

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 349

After a number of earthquakes hammer the Sierra Madre region of Mexico, Grupo Verdugo, a splinter group of cartel enforcers, takes control of the drug shipping routes through that territory. Caught in the middle, a small orphanage high in the mountains, desperate for supplies to care for the children and the battered earthquake victims, reaches out to Abel Yeager for help. Yeager and his friend Victor agree to deliver the needed food and medicine. But Grupo Verdugo seems to have a special interest in starving out the clergy and forcing them to bend to their will. They send a man known as the Executioner to stop anyone daring to assist the people. Yeager and Victor are in for the biggest fight of their lives as they are forced to move forty children, a dozen sick and injured patients, and one feisty doctor out of the mission and through mountains infested with vicious killers.

Chuck Yeager

Author: Don Keith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593187288

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 407

Bold, brash, and brimming with courage, Chuck Yeager burst onto the scene as an instant superstar in 1947 when he became the first to fly an airplane faster than the speed of sound. Yet before his days as America’s most famous test pilot, Yeager was a young fighter ace in the US Army Air Forces, flying a P-51 Mustang over Nazi-occupied Europe. His story is the stuff of legend. Soon after downing his first enemy fighter, Yeager too was shot down, surviving thanks to the help of the French resistance and his own skills as a bomb maker—and earned a Bronze Star for saving the life of a fellow American. Against regulation, and only with the approval of General Eisenhower himself, Yeager returned to duty as a fighter pilot. Fiercely protecting Allied bombers, he shot down eleven enemy planes, including a rare Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter, and completed more than sixty missions. In Chuck Yeager, acclaimed author Don Keith tells the true story of the American icon during the war in which he first proved he had the right stuff.

Yeager Airport and Charleston Aviation

Author: Nicholas Keller on behalf of the Central West Virg

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439660743

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 7879

The intriguing history of aviation in Charleston, West Virginia, deserves to fly out of anonymity. Wertz Field opened in Institute in 1930, allowing for the introduction of the first commercial passenger service in 1933. In 1942, the construction of a rubber plant next to the field blocked flight approaches, resulting in its closure. Recognizing the urgent need for air service to the community, industrious West Virginians literally moved mountains to build Kanawha Airport on flat land created by leveling three mountains north of the state’s capital, Charleston. Opening in November 1947, Kanawha Airport offered the community convenient air service and became home to the West Virginia Air National Guard. This book covers the history of aviation in the Charleston area, from the first airplane flight in 1912 to the current Yeager Airport, which links the region to the world economy.

Breaking the Sound Barrier: The Story of Chuck Yeager

Author: Susan Sales Harkins

Publisher: Mitchell Lane

ISBN: 1545749221

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Chuck Yeager loved to fly. His determination led him to be a fighter and test pilot. He flew as often as he could in any craft he could. Eventually, he became the expert on military aircraft. He knew just what each plane could do, and more importantly, what it couldnt. As important as knowing how far he could push a plane, he also knew when to pull back. His pioneering efforts in breaking the sound barrier made modern aviation and space exploration possible.

Chuck Yeager and the Bell X-1

Author: Dominick A. Pisano,F. Robert van der Linden,Frank H. Winter

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 154

View: 3438

Photographs and text chronicle World War II ace Charles "Chuck" Yeager's quest to fly supersonically and profile the people and aircraft that made it possible for him to break the sound barrier.