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Celebrate General Yeager’s 100th Birthday

Los Angeles, CA (February 1, 2023) – Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager was a U.S. Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot best known for exceeding the speed of sound in level flight. February 13, 2023 will mark Yeager’s 100th birthday. His family would like to make his birthday a day of celebrating aviation all over the world to honor his vast contributions to aviation.

Yeager's family has created a worldwide event, the 1st annual GREAT INTERNATIONAL FLY-INg honoring Chuck Yeager. To participate they want everyone to fly and then post a photo online. Use the tag @GeneralChuckYeager. If you can't fly, you are encouraged to visit an airport cafe, aviation museum, or CAF Unit.

Check out this CAF Warbird Tube episode to learn more about the life of Chuck Yeager.

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