General Chuck Yeager

General Yeager is one of the most famous and celebrated aviators of all time. He was the first person to exceed the speed of sound, the first commandant of the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School which produced astronauts for the NASA and USAF space program and a decorated war hero, recipient of the Purple Heart, the World War II Victory Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Yeager’s work as a USAF test pilot, and later with the space program, was profiled in the book and subsequent motion picture, The Right Stuff. General Yeager, at age 89, continues to lead and inspire. Among other recent accomplishments, he flew supersonic October 14, 2012, 65 years to the minute after he first broke the sound barrier.