Chuck Yeager in the News

Legend Lives On

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July 5, 2024 – Interview: Gen. Chuck Yeager's widow Victoria is part of CA Capitol Airshow July 13 and 14.

Ep. 57 Pat Walsh Enjoy's Breakfast and Conversation with Victoria Yeager: Chuck Yeager's Widow Discusses Legacy Tales and Sky-High Adventures

Pat's Peeps, March 1, 2024

Ep. 57 Pat Walsh Enjoy's Breakfast and Conversation with Victoria Yeager: Chuck Yeager's Widow Discusses Legacy Tales and Sky-High Adventures – From Chuck Yeager Breaking the Sound Barrier to Humble Pies. All that and a trip to the Left Banke. Victoria also discusses the release of her new book "Chuck Yeager: What a Ride! My Amazing Life with The Original Right Stuff, Chuck Yeager", ebook available on

Congressional Delegation Seeks Stamp for Chuck Yeager

MetroNews, December 7, 2023, By Metro News Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Famed pilot, West Virginia native Chuck Yeager, died three years ago Thursday and on the anniversary of his death members of West Virginia’s congressional delegation asked the U.S. Postmaster General to issue a commemorative stamp honoring Yeager’s life.

Eligibility for a stamp can only come three years after a person’s death.

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and U.S. Representatives Alex Mooney and Carol Miller along with Rep. Doug LaMalfa have their names on the letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy...

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Gov. Justice, Victoria Yeager celebrate completion of Charles Chuck Yeager Bridge project, 76th anniversary of breaking the sound barrier

Office of the Governor of West Virginia, Jim Justice, October 13, 2023

CHARLESTON, WV — Gov. Jim Justice celebrated the completion of a new gold and blue paint scheme on the Charles Chuck Yeager Bridge in Kanawha City, and to commemorate the 76th anniversary of Yeager’s historic breaking of the sound barrier on October 14, 1947.

The ceremony was highlighted by a flyover of a World War II era P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft, the type Yeager flew during his time in the U.S. Army Air Force in the war.

The Governor was joined by Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, West Virginia Parkways Authority Executive Director Jeff Miller, and Victoria Yeager, wife of deceased Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, during today’s event...
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Remembering the Small Moments

Game Trails (Dallas Safari Club magazine), Spring 2021, By Joe De Silva

Farewell to my Good Old Friend Brigadier General Chuck YeagerWe at Cape Town Hunting Safaris and Tours had the absolute privilege and honour to have the Late Brigadier General Chuck Yeager and his wife Victoria visit us twice in South Africa.

During their visit in 2010, they spent two weeks with us hunting and touring.  This was General Yeager’s first time hunting and touring in Africa.  However, the General did mention to Nicole that he had “bombed” Libya (gunnery practice at U.S. air base there) many years ago while still on active duty but guessed this did not count as a visit.  Needless to say, that trip was not arranged by any tour company…

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Punch a Hole in the Sky: An Oral History of The Right Stuff, November 2019

As Chuck Yeager recently Tweeted: "Pretty good article on The Right Stuff", this article tells the story of the The Right Stuff movie which brought Tom Wolfe's book to the big screen in 1983, telling the story of test pilots like Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier and launching toward the exosphere.  Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff writer, director) said that Chuck Yeager personified "the right stuff", so he envisioned a movie based around that central character.  As Chuck Yeager, who served as a technical consultant for the movie, refers to the era, "Air Force test pilots who were doing the nitty-gritty work.  We weren't getting free houses or notoriety.  We were working our tails off for $250 a month.  Many of us were dying in the process.  Yeager also is quoted in the article revealing "Some of my friends played extras, such as Korky Kevorkian, a pilot and fruit farmer from Reedley, California. I played a bartender."

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