Chuck Yeager Aviation Day

International celebration

Chuck Yeager Aviation Day is an annual event dedicated to commemorating the life and legacy of Chuck Yeager, the legendary pilot who made history as the first person to break the sound barrier. This day serves as a platform to honor Yeager's extraordinary achievements and inspire youth to explore the world of aviation. Through engaging activities, educational workshops, and inspiring speeches, Chuck Yeager Aviation Day aims to instill a passion for flight and innovation among young people, fostering a new generation of dreamers and trailblazers in aerospace.


Saturday, September 28, 2024 • 8am-3pm


  • Pancake Breakfast, 8-10am
  • Free Young Eagles flights
  • Open cockpit airplane & helicopter display
  • Firetruck & vintage autos display
  • STEM/Aviation activities
  • Drone demos / introductory lesson
  • Flight simulator
  • RC planes
  • Face painting & games
  • Aviation careers education
  • Food and vendors available
  • Speakers include: Brig Gen ANG Chris "Mookie" Walker, Mrs. Chuck Yeager, and maybe more.
  • First 50 girls to sign up get free bookbag, patch, & more


Jackson County Airport-118
912 Airport Rd Millwood, WV 25262

Millwood, WV is an hour's drive north of Charleston, WV and an hour approximately west of Huntington, WV, just over the state line from Ohio.

Event Sponsors

  • ConocoPhillips
  • General Chuck Yeager Legacy Foundation
  • Jackson County Airport
  • Women in Aviation 1st General Chuck Yeager Chapter
  • EAA's Chapter 1336, General Chuck Yeager Chapter
  • West Virginia Air Force & Space Association General Chuck Yeager Chapter

A Note from Victoria

I hope you'll participate! It's easy and fun! Wherever you are, go fly, do something aviation related such as visit an airport, airport cafe, aviation museum, fly a kite, or simply look up to the skies and honor General Chuck Yeager.

Then please post photos of your personal tribute/flight on social media with hashtag #YeagerFest.

Please spread the word.

Next year, we may have prizes for the best photos or certificates or get aviation museums and airports to have special events around the world or free entrance or....

I'm told the aviation community needs to get more kids involved or we'll have a pilot shortage in 10-15 years. So maybe we have an international Young Eagles event on that day, too - take kids flying.

Any and all ideas are welcome!

Victoria Yeager