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tony draper
27th Oct 2002, 17:08
http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/West/10/26/yeager.sound.ap/index.html

InFinRetirement
29th Oct 2002, 13:10
A living legend if ever there was one! A truly great aviator.

411A
29th Oct 2002, 14:41
...a living legend alright;)

Hope that when he finished his last supersonic flight, and retired to the officers club to celebrate, he used his own tab for the drinks...instead of someone elses'.
Know one guy who had first hand experience...:eek:
On the airshow circuit, was known by some to not be all that friendly...
Walking on water comes to mind.

Prince of Dzun
30th Oct 2002, 10:28
tony draper:

The website you list is for home consumption only and if I may say so you seem to be supporting it. The question of who was first through the sound barrier was thoroughly aired on these boards only recently and the way I read it George Welsh was first. Chuck Yeager is a great flyer but the truth should be known about George Welsh who was a pilot's pilot.

The gullability of the masses is clearly exemplified by the comments of INFINRETIRMENT who obviously believes everything he is told. Unfortunatley I suspect you are in the same basket.

Prince of Dzun

DuckDogers
30th Oct 2002, 17:00
One of those who dared to push the limit and lived through it, a remarkable lifetime achievement. I wonder what would have happened to him if he had applied to become one of the original Mercury Astronauts?

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/Images/StarChild/space_level2/mercury_portrait_big.gif

(front row, left to right) Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Donald K. Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., and M. Scott Carpenter, (back row, left to right) Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper.