July 1962-1966 - Commandant of the Air Force Aerospace Research Pilots School, supervises pilot training for military personnel of the space program.
December 10, 1963 - Ejects from a Lockheed Starfighter NF-104 experimental plane and sets new record as the first pilot to eject in full compression gear under emergency conditions. His suit catches fire from the plane's debris during descent requiring extensive skin grafts for burns.
August 1969 - Promoted to brigadier general.
June 1973 - Becomes director of the Air Force Inspection and Safety Center, Norton Air Force Base, California.
March 1, 1975 - Retires from the Air Force, continues to consult as a test pilot.
December 23, 1975 - Congress awards Yeager a special Silver Medal for bravery when breaking the sound barrier. The White House ceremony takes place a year later with President Ford.
October 21, 1983 - "The Right Stuff" premieres with Sam Shepard playing the role of Yeager; breaking the sound barrier is the movie's opening scene.
1985 - Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Reagan.
October 14, 1997 - Commemorates the 50th anniversary of breaking the sound barrier by doing it again in an F-15 fighter. This is his last flight as an Air Force consultant.
October 26, 2002 - Flies another Glamorous Glennis, an F-15 Eagle, to break the sound barrier at Mach 1.45. This is to be his final sound barrier flight.
April 2003 - Yeager's children file a lawsuit in California's Nevada County Superior Court regarding the handling of his revocable living trust. Yeager and his daughter Susan are co-trustees.
March 30, 2006 - The referee judge rules in Chuck Yeager's favor against his children's lawsuit.
November 2007 - Sues AT&T, claiming Cingular Wireless, which is owned by AT&T, had used his name in a press release without his permission.
August 22, 2008 - Yeager's children lose the appeal in California Appellate Court of the March 30, 2006 verdict.
September 2009 - Sues AMD, a microchip manufacturer, for using his name in a press release without authorization.
December 2009 - Files a civil lawsuit against Virgin America Inc. for using his name in their advertising without his permission. The airline sent an email/press release to frequent flyers mentioning Yeager and Buzz Aldrin. Aldrin has not joined in the litigation.
April 2010 - Speaks publicly for the first time of the October 10, 1948 Charleston South Side Bridge incident. Doing 500 mph, he flew under the bridge because he knew he had enough room to clear it. Afterwards he pulled up and left for Edwards Air Force Base, California.
June 8, 2012 - Wins lawsuit against AT&T and is awarded $135,000.
October 14, 2012 - On the 65th anniversary of Yeager's flight to break the sound barrier, he rides along in a F-15 over the Mojave Desert, in a re-creation of his historic flight. Capt. David Vincent, based at Nellis AFB, pilots the F-15.