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Chuck Yeager

"I never let myself be afraid. I just focus on the dials and concentrate on flying."
- Chuck Yeager (as quoted by Travis Mayweather) (ENT: "Demons")

Charles "Chuck" Yeager was a Human male and famous 20th century American pilot.

In a Bell X-1 plane, the Glamorous Glennis, he made the first level Human supersonic flight. (Star Trek: Enterprise, opening credits)

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 571), which assumes that the franchise- and real-world pilot share what history they can, Yeager became the first Human to fly faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947.

Ensign Travis Mayweather remarked in 2155 that he had overcome his fear of tense piloting by mimicking Charles Yeager. (ENT: "Demons")

In 2368, USS Enterprise-D chief engineer Geordi La Forge remarked that the impending test of the soliton wave was like "being there to watch Chuck Yeager break the sound barrier." (TNG: "New Ground")

The flight maneuver known as the Yeager loop was named in Yeager's honor as well as three Federation starships named USS Yeager.

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