- "I never let myself be afraid. I just focus on the dials and concentrate on flying"
Charles "Chuck" Yeager was a famous American fighter pilot in World War II on Earth. After the war, Yeager served as a test pilot, and in the Bell X-1 plane, he made the first level Human supersonic flight.
A flight maneuver known as the Yeager loop was named in Yeager's honor. (TNG: "The First Duty") Two 24th century Federation starships, both called USS Yeager, were presumably named in his honor. (Star Trek: First Contact; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)