Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis Nose Art Panel
Flown by Captain "Chuck Yeager"
Dimensions: 30" x 14"
Born February 13, 1923, Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager a the United States Air Force general. He was a decorated flying ace and record-setting test pilot. He became the first pilot In 1947, to have exceeded the speed of sound.
Beginning in World War II Yeager's career began as a private in the United States Army Air Forces. Serving at first as an aircraft mechanic. In 1942 he entered pilot training and after graduation, he got promoted to the rank of flight officer. Becoming a P-51 combat fighter pilot.
On October 14, 1947, at 10.22 am, Captain Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 at a speed of Mach 1.06. This broke the sound barrier for the first time in history. Captain Chuck Yeager named the Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis" after his wife.
Yeager flew many different P-51's during WWII and he named all of them "Glamorous Glennis".
The Bel X-1's research set the stage for our modern fighters jets that exist today.
Our nation owes "Chuck Yeager" and men like him our gratitude and appreciation for the many sacrifices they have made. Throughout his life, he fought to protect and defend our great country. He risks his life to advance our technological superiority in the field of aviation.
CHUCK YEAGER QUOTE
"There is no such thing as a natural born pilot. Whatever my aptitudes or talents, becoming a proficient pilot was hard work, really a lifetime’s learning experience. For the best pilots, flying is an obsession, the one thing in life they must do continually. The best pilots fly more than the others; that’s why they’re the best. Experience is everything. The eagerness to learn how and why every piece of equipment works is everything. And luck is everything, too".