Chuck Yeager ...gone at age 97

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Chuck Yeager ...gone at age 97

Unread post by retiredVTT » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:02 pm

https://globalnews.ca/news/7507928/chuc ... rier-obit/

We lost another legend this week with the passing of Chuck Yeager, first man to break the sound barrier. Also became a "flying ACE" in just one day by shooting down five German planes, in WW2, in his P51.

Funny thing is, he had no interest in planes as a kid, and was not in a plane until age 18.
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Re: Chuck Yeager ...gone at age 97

Unread post by JohnOSullivan » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:03 pm

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Re: Chuck Yeager ...gone at age 97

Unread post by retiredVTT » Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:27 pm

https://hackaday.com/2020/12/10/remembe ... l-diploma/

Another great article on Yeager ...some interesting stats...like he only had a high school diploma (like a lot of us, prior to attending a trade school) and also about his involvement in the Vietnam war.
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Re: Chuck Yeager ...gone at age 97

Unread post by wildblue30 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:08 am

Here's a video I came across of Chuck Yeager with Dave Letterman in 1982.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QWU9JKYhKg
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Re: Chuck Yeager ...gone at age 97

Unread post by retiredVTT » Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:13 pm

..that was great Jeff, here's another video,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqLOBPl_zLc
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