Lets Go Supersonic with the Yeager!!!
Civil Air Patrol’s Yeager Award, is named for aviation legend Brigadier General Charles Elwood “Chuck” Yeager. Yeager, (February 13, 1923 – December 7, 2020) was a United States Air Force officer, ace pilot and record setting test pilot, who famously broke the sound barrier in October 1947 flying the Bell X-1 “Glamorous Glennis”, named for his wife. Adult Civil Air Patrol members earn the award on successful completion of the Yeager test, and are also authorized to wear the Yeager Award ribbon. Members who earned the Spaatz Award as a cadet may be credited with completion of the Yeager test and are authorized to wear the Yeager Award ribbon.
NC Wing’s Aerospace Education Directorate has created a unique recognition program to encourage completion of the award within the squadrons. The program “Go Supersonic with the Yeager!” recognizes squadrons achieving 75% or more of senior members with the Yeager monthly, grouped as follows:
• Mach 1 >75%
• Mach 2 >85%
• Mach 3 >95%
For instructions on how to take the Yeager exam, please see: