Friday, October 10

Chuck Yeager Flies Under Bridge & Friday-Fill Ins

Friday Fill-Ins Is Below

(drawing from the Charleston Gazette-Mail)

Today marks the 6oth anniversary of Chuck Yeager flying under the South Side Bridge in Charleston, West Virginia. The entire story was this past Sunday Gazette Mail. I learned more about this event in this article than I ever knew.

I wasn't aware this historical event was kept a secret for many years.
As the people were watching the boat racing that afternoon along the Kanawha River, an announcement came over the loud speaker saying Captain Chuck Yeager would be making a pass over the city. The crowd looked high in the sky, but seconds later the F-80 came out of nowhere and flew under the South Side Bridge. There wasn't any pictures taken because this all happened so fast.

One of the spectators was a newspaperman. When he got to his office to write about what had happened he received a call from the military asking what he would be writing. They told the reporter if anything unusual occurred it would be a violation of the Air Force and FAA regulations. Therefore, news of what happened that day was only shared by those who actually witnessed this flight. This is what was written in the newspaper the next day.

"Capt. Charles Yeager of Hamlin, the first man to exceed the speed of sound in a Bell XS-1 jet, buzzed the course shortly after 3:30 p.m. as he started back to his base in California.

"Officials present said his speed when he flew over the river probably was more than 600 miles an hour. As he flew over in a jet Shooting Star, he did three slow rolls before disappearing from sight."

Chuck Yeager was born and raised in Hamlin, West Virginia, just 20 miles from where I live.

If you have time, read the entire story. It's very entertaining.


1. One of the best concerts/plays/movies I ever saw that I really didn't think I'd like was Hair.

2. Lasagna, tossed salad, and Italian Bread is a recipe I recently made (or meal I recently ordered) that was delicious!

3. It's time for fall cleaning.

4. Chocolate chip mint ice cream is quite refreshing.

5. If I never hear the word diet again, it'll be too soon.

6. To one side of the curving road was a mountain, and on the other was a valley.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to
just chillin, tomorrow my plans include catching up reading blogs and Sunday, I want to wash my car!


LarryG said...

I would have loved to see Hair, maybe one day I'll make it to Broadway!

Fall Cleaning, any cleaning at my place would be a pluS!

I like the peace in your responses! Very pleasant.

"Baby you can wash my car" no that was "drive my car"

Have a great and wonderful!

Smilingsal said...

I'm with you on that word "diet." You know the first three letters are...

Michelle said...

can't stand the word diet either!!

and ick! fall cleaning!

Janet said...

Mmmm, that meal sounds yummy...and I like chocolate chip mint ice cream, too, but it has to be white, not green LOL! Thanks for playing, have fun this weekend :-)

Mike Golch said...

thanks for the link to the story about Chuck Yeager.

Debbie said...

I'd like to see Hair.

Diet is a four letter word you know. said...

That was interesting about Chuck Yeager.
Kelly love chocolate mint ice cream is her favorite! Hug Grams

Denise said...

Oh gosh, can you wash mine too? :o)

Have a great weekend!

Stop by when you have a chance!


PJ said...

The News media really kept the secret??? Wow! How times have changed in 60 years. Somebody would just HAVE to have the scoop today!! Fun!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Linda,

Wow, what an interesting story on Chuck Yeager! I'm going to read the article.

Enjoyed your Friday-Fill Ins. I'm trying to do some Fall cleaning, but the beautiful, sunny days are just too tempting, and I give in to the temptation and go out and enjoy myself. Heck with the fall cleaning!

Have a lovely weekend!



storyteller said...

How interesting. This is news to me as well. I’ve not thought about HAIR for a long time, but I did enjoy the play when I saw it live decades ago. I love chocolate chip mint ice cream too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Linda,I would loved to had been there to see the F 80 fly under the bridge... how cool!!!We had a great time today with Lily's 3th birthday party and a Fall festival at their school.. We are all pooped and will sleep good tonight.Hugs, Baba

Rosy said...

I never knew there were a movie/play for Hair...I do happen to like the song though I think it is funny.

You just gave me an ideal for my blog posting which is to list the things that I need to do or have done. Thanks!

Diet??? Funny you should mention that filthy word cause the best diet is the See Food Diet! lol

Renee said...

Hope you had a great weekend. Chocolate mint chip is my favorite blend of ice cream. Pretty interesting about Chuck Yeager. Have a good week.

Susan said...

Love this, Linda! Hope you have a fabulous week.

:-) Susan

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