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Chuck Yeager

  • Over Memorial Day weekend, airports across the country reported the highest numbers of people flying in more than a year. As more of us are dreaming once again of flight, we thought this would be a good time to listen back to an episode of Inside Appalachia that originally aired last summer. We’ll hear stories about flight: legendary aviators, fighter pilots, and a plane ride that didn’t quite go as planned.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, an explosion at the Chemours Belle Plant near Charleston occurred late Tuesday night and resulted in a shelter-in-place advisory for the area. We bring you the latest on this event. Also, in this show, we remember Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager who passed away Monday at the age of 97, and we remember 28-year-old Charleston police officer Cassie Johnson who died in the line of duty last week.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, Chuck Yeager has died at the age of 97. Also, in this show, we learn about a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that uses buckwheat flour, we share the latest statehouse news, an update about broadband expansion and other updates from around the state.
  • Many of us are dreaming about the things we want to do when this pandemic is over — like traveling someplace far away. If you have wanderlust, or the itch to fly, these are not ideal circumstances. But being grounded does give us time to reflect and dream about flights in our future and those in our past.This week on Inside Appalachia, we are listening to an encore episode of a show that aired over the summer that looks some of the unique stories that comprise the Mountain State’s history of aviation.
  • On October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager’s Bell X-1 rocket airplane dropped from the belly of a B-29 bomber. Seconds later, Yeager entered the history books as the first pilot to break the sound barrier.
  • Many of us are dreaming about the things we want to do when this pandemic is over — like traveling someplace far away. If you have wanderlust, or the itch…
  • On August 14, 1945, Japan surrendered to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. Victory over Japan—or VJ—Day was celebrated across the United States…
  • On November 3, 1947, Kanawha Airport was dedicated on Coonskin Ridge near Charleston. World War I ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was among those present.…
  • 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…