General Chuck Yeager in Oshkosh 2005-2007

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Make a Wish 2007

General Chuck Yeager, Chairman Emeritus of the EAA Young Eagles, supports the EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh. At AirVenture 2007 (July 23-29), he spoke at the Honda Forum and flew Make-a-Wish Foundation children in the EAA Ford Tri-Motor aircraft. The Make-a-Wish Foundation volunteers arrange this exciting experience for kids who are dealing with life-threatening cancer diseases. Chuck Yeager also granted an interview to radio station WOSH, to promote the AirVenture experience and to share with the community the ideals and values that he has lived his life by.

Chuck Yeager with the Make-A-Wish group at the AirVenture 2007 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Listen to the ~12-minute interview that Yeager gave to WOSH (used with permission).

EAA Airventure 2006 at Oshkosh

Chuck Yeager at Oshkosh 2006

Gen. Chuck Yeager made several appearances at the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, July 27-29, 2006. At the Gathering of Eagles Dinner on July 27, Chuck Yeager appeared with past Young Eagles Chairman Cliff Robertson and current Chairman Harrison Ford, presented in two sessions in the Honda Forum, piloted Make-a-Wish Foundation flights in the EAA Ford Tri-Motor, and he spoke at the EAA Speakers Showcase. In an unschedulded appearance, Yeager unveiled the newly commissioned Glamourous Glen III P-51D, drawing a crowd of nearly 1,000 to hear him speak at AeroShell Square (pictured above).

Honda Forum

Packed house in the Honda Forum, waiting for Chuck Yeager to speak.

Chuck Yeager Speaking At Honda Forum

Chuck Yeager speaking in the Honda Forum.

Kids Boarding Ford Trimotor

Make-a-Wish Foundation kids, boarding the EAA Ford Tri-Motor.

Ford TriMotor

EAA Ford Tri-Motor returning from flight. Pilot: Chuck Yeager.

Signing Flight Certificates

Wheels down, Gen. Yeager signs flight certificates for the kids.

Signing Flight Certificates

Signing the flight certificates.

Speaking From The Wing

Speaking to the crowd, from the wing of Glamorous Glen III.

Speaking From The Wing

Speaking from the wing.

Bob Tarn and Chuck Yeager

Bob Tarn (GCYF Exec. VP and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Staff Engineer) with Gen. Yeager.

Yeagers With Friends

The Yeagers and friends at dinner on Saturday evening.

Oshkosh AirVenture 2005

Chuck Yeager attended the Oshkosh air show (July 25-31, 2005). Highlights of the show were the Air Force Pavillion (including a large display of Chuck Yeager memorabilia), spectacular air shows, the 20th Annual Gathering of Eagles Dinner featuring past and present Young Eagles Chairmen (including Cliff Robertson, Chuck Yeager, and Harrison Ford), The Honda Forum “Best of the Best” presentation by Chuck Yeager, Chuck Yeager piloting Make-a-Wish Foundation flights in the EAA Ford Tri-Motor, and the Chuck Yeager “Breaking the Sound Barrier” presentation in the EAA Speakers Showcase.

Young Eagles Chairmen
Honda Pavilion Speech

Past and present Young Eagles Chairmen being honored at the Gathering of Eagles Dinner. Left to right: Harrison Ford, Cliff Robertson (partially hidden), and Chuck Yeager.

Chuck Yeager speaking at the Honda Pavillion on Friday, July 29.

Packed House
Chuck Yeager and Bob Hoover

Chuck Yeager speaking at the Honda Pavillion on Friday, July 29, to a packed house.

Chuck Yeager with Bob Hoover, who was the next speaker at the Honda Pavillion, shortly before Chuck introduced him, saying “Bob was a better pilot than I was.”

Chuck Yeager with the Make-A-Wish Kids
Chuck Yeager with the Make-A-Wish Kids

Chuck Yeager with the Make-A-Wish Foundation Kids.

Chuck Yeager with the Make-A-Wish Foundation Kids.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Kid flying in the right seat with Chuck Yeager.
Chuck Yeager and Barron Hilton

Make-A-Wish Foundation Kid flying in the right seat with Chuck Yeager.

Good friends Chuck Yeager and Barron Hilton after flying with the Make-A-Wish Foundation kids.

Autograph signing for a fan.
Signing

Autograph signing for a fan.

Signing “Kick Me – Chuck Yeager” on a fan’s sweatshirt (note devilish grin).

Joe Joseph getting his AOPA hat autographed.
Bob Tarn, Victoria Yeager, Warren Silberman, Joe Joseph and Chuck Yeager.

Joe Joseph getting his AOPA hat autographed.

Dinner with the Yeager’s on Saturday night. Left to right: Bob Tarn, Victoria Yeager, Warren Silberman, Joe Joseph, Chuck Yeager.

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