Jeana Yeager

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Jeana Yeager

Jeana Yeager (born May 18, 1952) is an American aviator. She co-piloted, along with Dick Rutan, the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world in the Rutan Voyager aircraft from December 14 to 23, 1986.[1] The flight took 9 days, 3 minutes, and 44 seconds and covered 24,986 miles (40,211 km), more than doubling the old distance record set by a Boeing B-52 bomber in 1962. In recognition of this achievement, she received the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Reagan (1986), the Harmon Trophy, the FAI De la Vaulx Medal, and is the first woman to have received the Collier Trophy. She also received the Edward Longstreth Medal from the Franklin Institute in 1988.[2]

She has no relation to aviator Chuck Yeager.