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.