His last active duty flight was on February 25, 1975, in an F-4C Phantom II.
Charles Yeager is legendary test pilot, who created a world record when he broke the sound barrier during a flight in 1947, has died aged 97, his family have confirmed.
Yeager, whose career as a test pilot was featured in the movie, The Right Stuff, is survived by his wife Victoria and three of his four children, Susan, don and Sharon, who he had with his first wife, Gennis.
Posting on Twitter, his wife Victoria, said: “It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET.
“An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest Pilot, & a legacy of strength, adventure, & patriotism will be remembered forever.”
In addition to breaking the sound barrier on October 14, 1947, while flying the Bell X-1 as a test pilot, he shot down more than 11 aircraft as a P-51 pilot in World War II.
He achieved his record-breaking feat despite secretly having broken two ribs during what he called a ‘disagreement’ with a horse.
But the injury didn’t stop him, even though he was in a significant amount of pain and unable to close the cockpit’s hatch.
“I’d had a bad night’s sleep–from the pain in my side, but also from the indecision about whether or not to fly the mission incapacitated,” the pilot wrote in a 1987 essay for Popular Mechanics.
“Tossing and turning, I decided to make up my mind in the air. If it became physically impossible to climb into the X-1, then I’d scrub the mission. If I could get into the pilot’s seat, I knew I could fly.”
“I had flown at supersonic speeds for 18 seconds. There was no buffet, no jolt, no shock. Above all, no brick wall to smash into. I was alive.”
“And although it was never entered in the pilot report, the casualness of invading a piece of space no man had ever visited was best reflected in the radio chatter.
“I had to tell somebody, anybody, that we’d busted straight through the sound barrier. But transmissions were restricted. ‘Hey Ridley!’ I called. ‘Make another note. There’s something wrong with this Machmeter. It’s gone completely screwy!’
“‘If it is, we’ll fix it,’ Ridley replied, catching my drift. ‘But personally, I think you’re seeing things.'”
American RnB singer Ann Marie arrested after allegedly shooting a man in the head in Atlanta
Ann Marie is best known for her 2018 song “Secret,” which spent four weeks on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart in 2019, peaking at No. 22. She has released albums Ann Marie, Unf—witable, Tripolar, Tripolar 2 and Pretty Psycho, and an EP, Misunderstood.
The 25 year old Chicago-based singer was booked into jail on Dec. 2, Fulton County records show, and charged with possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
CBS 46 reported on Monday night that the shooting took place at a hotel in Buckhead on Dec. 1.
Ann Marie has been arrested in Atlanta after allegedly shooting a man in the head.
According to a police report obtained by the outlet, responding officers found a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.
The report said the man was responsive when officers arrived but was later declared to be in critical condition.
Ann Marie claimed that a gun had fallen off a table in the room, going off and hitting the man, police said. She was reportedly very distraught and kept asking officers if the victim was going to be okay.
It was also reported that the “Secret” singer was screaming hysterically after the shooting and had to be removed from the scene by officers, whom she told that she and the victim had grown up together and were visiting from Chicago.
Rob Kardashian : Rita Ora gives it cool, says she ‘Forgot’ she once dated Rob Kardashian- ‘It was fun I guess’
The duo were reportedly together from October of 2012 until December of that same year.
In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the singer spoke about her ‘short-lived’ relationship with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star.
The 30 year old pop star, Rita Ora has spoken about her ‘short-lived’ relationship with reality television star, Rob Kardashian in a recent interview, admitting she ‘forgot’ they once dated.
Ora was romantically linked with Rob eight years ago, and Rita said their relationship was “very fun”, but “short-lived”.
When asked about her romance with Kardashian, 33, Rita quipped: “Oh, I forgot about that.”
She explained: “It was very short-lived.”
“I was so young. It was great. It was fun. It was very, very fun, I guess. That’s all I remember”, the musician added.
When asked about how often she’s dated famous faces, Rita said she’s “not a genius in love”, but “it’s easier to meet them, isn’t it, because of the world you move in”.
She added that “in anything, you just want to be happy”, and when asked if she’s been in love before, she said: “I guess if love is happiness, then, yeah.”
Rita recently apologised to her fans for breaching coronavirus rules twice after she was paid to perform at a showbiz event in Egypt.