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Chuck Yeager RIP

Posted: 08 Dec 2020, 20:26
by Positive Passion
An absolute legend.

Re: Chuck Yeager RIP

Posted: 08 Dec 2020, 22:35
by kath
indeed he was.

r.i.p.

Re: Chuck Yeager RIP

Posted: 08 Dec 2020, 22:43
by never/ever
Zoom....boom.

RIP.

Re: Chuck Yeager RIP

Posted: 09 Dec 2020, 12:50
by Flower
R.I.P. ... :(

Re: Chuck Yeager RIP

Posted: 09 Dec 2020, 20:57
by C
Yes, there was a nice piece on BBC Radio 4's Today programme yesterday.

Seems like a nice bloke

WWII, Korea and Vietnam - he flew more than 360 different types of aircraft!

RIP Mach 1



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Re: Chuck Yeager RIP

Posted: 09 Dec 2020, 21:31
by Six String
Yes r.i.p. to a true test pilot, not just a monkey orbiting the earth in a tin can. :)

Re: Chuck Yeager RIP

Posted: 10 Dec 2020, 15:48
by C
Six String wrote:Yes r.i.p. to a true test pilot, not just a monkey orbiting the earth in a tin can. :)


:lol:






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Re: Chuck Yeager RIP

Posted: 11 Dec 2020, 17:55
by Six String
C wrote:
Six String wrote:Yes r.i.p. to a true test pilot, not just a monkey orbiting the earth in a tin can. :)


:lol:






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Apparently that was the way the pilots described it when it was offered to them because they had sent a monkey up first because there was no “ flying” of the capsule. This was a road too far for some test pilots and they teased the ones signing up to be an astronaut.