Biography and legacy
He became famed as a test pilot of Earth's first experimental jet powered aircrafts, and on 14 October 1947, became the first pilot to travel faster than the speed of sound. He nicknamed his aircraft the Glamorous Glennis. (ST website: StarTrek.com)
Yeager was remembered and celebrated for centuries to follow. At least three Starfleet starships were named in his honor, notably the Saber class vessel, as was the Yeager Loop, a small craft precision flight maneuver used by Starfleet Academy Cadets.
In 2368, Federation Starfleet Lieutenant commander Geordi La Forge would compare the soliton wave experiment to Yeager's famous flight and Zephram Cochrane's first warp flight. (ST website: StarTrek.com; TNG episode: "New Ground")
- USS Yeager (circa 2334)
- USS Yeager (NCC-61947) (Saber-class)
- USS Yeager (NCC-65674) (Federation light cruiser)