Chuck Yeager

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  • Chuck Yeager

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    Chuck Yeager is unquestionably the most famous test pilot of all time. He won a permanent place in the history of aviation as the first pilot ever to fly faster than the speed of sound, but that is only one of the remarkable feats this pilot performed in service to his country. Charles Elwood Yeager was born in 1923 in Myra, West Virginia and grew up in the nearby village of Hamlin. Immediately upon graduation from High School he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps to serve in World War

  • Chuck Yeager

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    Yeager is by the far the most enjoyable history lesson anyone could wish for. The autobiography tells the story of Chuck Yeager, the world’s greatest pilot and first man to break the sound barrier. The story, told by General Yeager himself, has the perfect balance of humor and action. Witty anecdotes and suspenseful flight sequences keep the reader engrossed. The book is a multi-million bestseller for a reason. Chuck Yeager was born in 1923 in West Virginia. He learned to always do his best

  • General Chuck Yeager

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    General Chuck Yeager Charles E. Yeager was born on February 13, 1923 in Myra, West Virginia and raised the nearby village of Hamlin for the first eighteen years of his life. His father drilled natural gas, and his mother was a housewife. At an early age, Chuck helped his father drill, and learned mechanics from his father. Chuck was always fixing the car engines or the drill engine if it broke. In high school Chuck played basketball and baseball, although he never really excelled in either

  • American Heros in Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff

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    include Pete Conrad, Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Shirra, Alan Shepard, Gordon Cooper, Scott Carpenter and Deke Sleyton. Some of these men were hotshot test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base, and some flew cargo planes. Some had impeccable service records, while others hadn't flown in a real dog fight for even a second. Despite these differences in backgrounds and credentials, Tom Wolfe turns each of these nine men into a separate and individualized hero. Chuck Yeager and John Glenn are

  • A Distant Rumble of Thunder: The Story of the Bell X-1

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    man…” October 14th 1947. That was the fateful day that a man had intentionally surpassed the supersonic mark. The pilot was a man named Chuck Yeager, a synthesis of courage and aeronautical prowess, and the plane was the Bell X-1, an orange bullet of a plane. Yeager managed to make history and set the stage for much that would follow. The man, Captain Chuck Yeager, was born in West Virginia. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941, flying in a number of missions in the European theater of WWII

  • Film Analysis Of The Movie: The Right Stuff

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    I. Movie Title: The Right Stuff II. Major Characters: Chuck Yeager, John Glenn, Alan Sheppard, Gordo Cooper, Gus Grissom III. Historical Time Period: America in the 1940’s (during space exploration) IV. Film Plot: This film pretty much is all about the advances in American technology and how it affected the space race against the Soviets. It revolves around the Mercury 7 crew and test pilots competing with Soviets for the race to outer space. V. Film summary: The Right Stuff begins during the

  • Comparsion of Throughout the Fate Is the Hunter and The Right Stuff

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    flight, with military having huge egos and commercial having a more modest and safer approach. ____?_____. Background There are several characters that are followed throughout The Right Stuff with the main characters being the Mercury astronauts, Chuck Yeager, and Pete Conrad. While in the book Fate is The Hunter there is only one main character Ernest Gann. Earnest Gann is the typical commercial airline pilot who flies a variety of airplanes mostly consisting of the DC-2 and DC-3. However in The Right

  • Courage is The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

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    death when a person is placed in a dangerous situation. BIBLIOGRAPHY Wolfe, Tom. The Right Stuff. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 2001. Wolfe's novel describes the early years of the manned rocket flight era. He tells stories from legends like Chuck Yeager, Allen Shepard, Neil Armstrong, and Gordon Cooper. These stories tell about their histories from screenings to become astronauts to being record-setting test pilots.

  • The Discovery of High-Speed Manned Flight and Mach

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    directly related to the effect of compression that air undergoes in f... ... middle of paper ... ...f sound. Jettisoned from the bomb bay of a B-29 ‘Flying Fortress’ travelling at 400 kph, Yeager advanced with his plane through the transonic range up to Mach 1.06 (1,300 kph), at an altitude of 43,000 ft. Chuck reported extreme buffeting before breaking through into a quiet environment, with regained control and no buffeting. The sound barrier had been conquered. BIBLIOGRAPHY 1A - http://www.langleyflyingschool

  • Physics and the Speed of Sound

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    The Speed of "Sound": is actually the speed of transmission of a small disturbance through a medium. The speed of sound (a) is equal to the square root of the ratio of specific heats (g) times the gas constant (R) times the absolute temperature (T). a = sqrt [g * R * T] Sonic Boom Sound generated by airflow has been around and reasearched for a long time. The increased use of fluid machines and engines has led to an increasing level of noise generation, and hence to an increasing interest