Adventures with Chuck

Chuck and Victoria in a Chopper

Wild Javelina Hunting

By Victoria Yeager / January 1, 2007

General Chuck Yeager and his wife Victoria were invited to a friend’s ranch in Encinal, Texas, to help with thinning the native pigs (wild javelina). Javelina pose problems for landowners, due to predation on livestock, damage to fencing, and other property damage. The ranch owner had an Aerial Wildlife Management Permit, and needed a sharpshooter…

Read More

Yeager Statue Dedication

By Victoria Yeager / October 14, 2006

In a recent tribute to Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, the Air Force unveiled a bronze statue depicting the famed test pilot who was the first to break the sound barrier. The ceremony took place on August 30 at Sound Barrier Park, located near the Air Force Test Pilots School, which Yeager commanded during his distinguished…

Read More
Chuck Yeager in Tulsa

Random Adventures 2005

By Victoria Yeager / August 10, 2006

Chuck Yeager surprised both himself and the judges with his two entries in the baked goods competition at the Nevada County Fair, California, which took place August 10-14, 2005. Yeager entered in the pie and cornbread categories with recipes General Yeager learned from his Mom growing up in West Virginia (well, Mrs. Yeager entered, but General…

Read More
Chuck Yeager and Dan Brattain

Annual March Cal-Ore Fish Derby 2006

By Victoria Yeager / March 9, 2006

At the 2006 Cal-Ore Fish Derby (March 9-11, 2006), General Chuck Yeager was made an honorary “Soul Brother” by former Oakland Raider superstars Raymond Chester and MacArthur Lane, and honorary Raider Jack West. The ex-Raiders gave him Kentucky Fried Chicken, shades (sunglasses), baseball cap put on backwards, a loud boom box, and a gray Afro…

Read More
Chuck And Victoria Discuss Flight

Edwards AFB Open House and Air Show 2005

By Victoria Yeager / October 22, 2005

On October 14, 1997, Gen. Yeager captured the world’s attention at the 50th anniversary of his historic achievement in the faster-then-sound Bell XS-1 aircraft by reenacting his supersonic flight in a Boeing F-15D Eagle at Edwards Air Force Base. Today, Gen. Yeager continues to fly in the annual Edwards AFB Air Show. His 20th Edwards…

Read More

Reagan Distinguished American Award

By Victoria Yeager / May 5, 2005

The Reagan Distinguished Award Committee of the exclusive Jonathan Club presented Gen. Chuck Yeager with the 2005 Reagan Distinguished American Award on May 18, 2005, in Los Angeles, California. Following a private reception of Gen. Yeager and his wife Victoria, the gold medallion award was presented before 400 Jonathan Club members and guests. The ceremony…

Read More

Legion of Honor Award

By Victoria Yeager / July 18, 2003

July 18, 2003 – In a spectacular ceremony in the ancient village of Feterne, France, situated in the hills above Lake Geneva and with a spectacular view of Mont Blanc, in a wonderful display of friendship and gratitude, and great support and respect for Americans, by order of Jacques Chirac, President of France, General Chuck…

Read More

Eightieth Birthday Party

By Victoria Yeager / May 1, 2003

A special 80th birthday celebration was held for General Chuck Yeager on May 1, 2003, at the Doubletree Hotel Legacy in Plano, Texas. Entertainment was provided by the famed Oak Ridge Boys, and proceeds from the celebration benefited the General Chuck Yeager Foundation. The General Chuck Yeager Foundation has already given out $100,000 to scholarships…

Read More

FIRST National Championship 2003

By Victoria Yeager / April 10, 2003

April 10-12, 2003: FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) held its annual national championship event at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas. This “Super Bowl of Smarts” was so large that it required Reliant Stadium and the Astrodome to hold the entire event. General Chuck Yeager was the Guest of Honor and Guest…

Read More

Honorary Engineer of the Year 2003

By Victoria Yeager / February 22, 2003

Gen. Chuck Yeager delivered the keynote address at the Engineers’ Council Honors & Awards Banquetcelebrating National Engineers Week on February 22, 2003, in Studio City, CA. Nearly 500 attendees representing aerospace manufacturers, he Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, California State University Northridge, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and others were on hand. …

Read More