This Aviation Collectible is exquisitely Framed with double mattes and comes in a 1 ½ Matte Black Frame, exclusively produced by Planejunkie. Dimensions: 15.75" x 18.5" (Very Limited Supply) Signature: Gen. (Original Signature in Pencil - Not a COPY). Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager Born.1923 is a former United States Air Force officer and record-setting test pilot. In 1947, he became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight. Yeager's career began in World War II as a private in the United States Army Air Forces.
After serving as an aircraft mechanic, in September 1942 he entered enlisted pilot training and upon graduation was promoted to the rank of flight officer (the World War II USAAF equivalent to warrant officer) and became a P-51 fighter pilot. After the war, Yeager became a test pilot of many types of aircraft, including experimental rocket-powered aircraft. As the first human to officially break the sound barrier, on.1947, he flew the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 at an altitude of. Although Scott Crossfield was the first to fly faster than Mach 2 in 1953, Yeager shortly thereafter set a new record of Mach 2.44. Yeager later commanded fighter squadrons and wings in Germany, and in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, and in recognition of the outstanding performance ratings of those units he was promoted to brigadier general.
Yeager's flying career spans more than 60 years and has taken him to every corner of the globe, including the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War. That General Yeager flew to break the speed of sound was a. Powered aircraft, designated originally as the.
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Supersonic research project built by. Conceived during 1944 and designed and built in 1945, it achieved a speed of nearly 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km/h; 870 kn) in 1948. A derivative of this same design, the.
Having greater fuel capacity and hence longer rocket burning time, exceeded 1,600 miles per hour (2,600 km/h; 1,400 kn) in 1954. In level flight and was the first of the.
A series of American experimental. (and non-rocket planes) designated for testing of new technologies and often kept secret. The item "CHUCK YEAGER IN THE BELL X-1 SIGNED 8 x 10 Framed Photograph Collectible" is in sale since Tuesday, February 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".
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