Retired U.S. Air Force Major General and test pilot Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager was born on this day in 1923. Yeager began as a private in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He served as an aircraft mechanic before entering pilot training. he became a North American P-51 Mustang fighter pilot.
After the war, Yeager became a test pilot and on October 14, 1947 was the first human to break the sound barrier flying the experimental Bell X-1 at Mach 1 and an altitude of 45,000 ft. His career spans more than 60 years.
365 Things I Believe is a revisioning of a year long web project. I initially launched the blog 365 Things I Believe because I think there are important things I have to say. There are eternal truths that are non-debatable, although I realize they’re not universally accepted.
So for a year I did a daily post of one thing I believe to be an indisputable truth. I’m relaunching here at The Write Side of My Brain and will continue through the next year to re-post (mostly) from the original project.
This time graphics and commentary are included. You can buy today’s print here. And, by the end of a year, if not sooner, you’ll be able to purchase the entire series in ebook format.