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NBAA announced the death of Aviation Pioneer Chuck Yeager
He was the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen announced yesterday the death on Dec. 7 of Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace and renowned test pilot.Perhaps best known as the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, Yeager survived being shot down over France in March 1944, and evaded capture for several weeks wit...
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