Associated Press Published

Yeager Among Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees

Yeager beside the Bell X-1 rocket plane Glamous Glennis.

Record-setting test pilot Chuck Yeager and former astronaut Jon McBride are among eight people inducted into the West Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame.

The other inductees are former U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Kemp McLaughlin, Irene Crum, Bill Pancake, Donald Judy and Angelo Koukoulis.

Media outlets report that the induction ceremony was held Monday night at The Resort at Glade Springs during the West Virginia Airport Managers Association’s annual conference.

Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier in 1947.

McBride was the lead chase pilot for the maiden voyage of the Columbia space shuttle and was the pilot of the Challenger space shuttle during an eight-day mission in October 1984.