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(60 Years Ago Today)   There was a demon that lived in the air. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter, seven hundred and fifty miles an hour. He lived behind a barrier through which they said no man could ever pass. They called it the sound barrier   (edwards.af.mil) divider line 221
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2007-10-14 09:13:01 AM
ianfer

From Texas, thanks, so you can suck my dick BEFORE I shoot you. Don't like my name, couldn't give a damn less. Don't like Chase- who cares. I don't like YOU. Damn sure guaranteed people know him and do NOT know you.

Musta gotta turned down at the bars last night because you're up early making no sense with one helluva chip on your shoulder.

ps- Your comments about exo/thermospheric freefall speeds limited by terminal velocity backpeddled by "when you hit the ground" are the latest but i can cite many, many more... um, let's see.. so much other material....

"....so, just cuz you fly a certain mission, you end up a brigadier general??."

Yes. Brig. General Charles "Chuck" Yeager was appointed O-7 immediately after his flight Oct. 14, 1947, at the age of 24.

It's called reading comprehension:

Throughout the next 21 years, Yeager commanded several fighter squadrons, returned to Edwards as commandant of what is now known as the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, commanded two fighter wings, flew 127 missions in support of the Vietnam War, served as the 17th Air Force vice commander, and led the Air Force Inspection and Safety Center.

He earned many medals and awards including three Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Silver Stars, a Bronze Star with Valor, 11 Air Medals and the Purple Heart
Really- you are one horrible troll and come off as a stupid asshole. How many jobs have fired you simply because you can't contain your anger. Do you even proof-read before you hit "send?"

Don't reply. I came here to read Yeager support posts- not your shiat. Bye.
 
2007-10-14 09:17:05 AM
theflatline:
My dad is 78 engineer, pilot, flight instructor, degree in business, carpenter, and extremely funny. Still believes in our country. I look up to him.

We need another generation of these guys.


I think I like your dad too! We do need another generation of men.
 
2007-10-14 09:18:27 AM
Chuck Yeager beats the piss out of Chuck Norris. Why? Cause he fought REAL bad guys AND was in a biatchn movie. Became an Ace Pilot in a day. He was shot down and escaped though Spain. Add to that he also received special permission from Ike to fly again since they usually wouldnt allow pilots who met resistance members to fly again.

The guy is a legend. It really is a shame he never got to go into space.
 
2007-10-14 09:18:33 AM
http://www.kare11.com/news/national/national_article.aspx?storyid=123453

Yeager seemed hurt by this. Scott Crossfield shouldn't have gone out this way in my opinion, or you guys think he wanted it that way? There's a lot of talk here in Atlanta that he knew the conditions, and drove right into it....

What do you guys think?
 
2007-10-14 09:25:28 AM
Fletch F. Fletch: http://www.kare11.com/news/national/national_article.aspx?storyid=123453

Yeager seemed hurt by this. Scott Crossfield shouldn't have gone out this way in my opinion, or you guys think he wanted it that way? There's a lot of talk here in Atlanta that he knew the conditions, and drove right into it....

What do you guys think?


If I were 84, going out in a blaze of glory would do it for me. Who's to say what Crossfield's mindset was? I like his style.
 
2007-10-14 09:26:10 AM
paulseta, LordBeer

I don't know. The Mercury program turned a lot of pilots' careers into posterboy status and made them less flyboys and more PR and command staff fodder. Not that they didn't earn it or ever flew again, just those lonely types back at Edwards went there to be alone with the craft and preferred to keep it that way.
 
2007-10-14 09:26:46 AM
I like the man's "master" beer...

/what?
 
2007-10-14 09:29:53 AM
Crossfield had brakes fail while taxiing an X plane and it rolled into a hangar wall. His comment about the incident Yeager broke the sound wall I broke the hangar wall -- or summpin like that---
 
2007-10-14 09:30:19 AM
Fletch F. Fletch
Yes. Brig. General Charles "Chuck" Yeager was appointed O-7 immediately after his flight Oct. 14, 1947, at the age of 24.

No. I'm seeing conflicting promotion dates, but he was a colonel in the 60's.
 
2007-10-14 09:30:59 AM
Good headline and cool article. +1 subby
 
2007-10-14 09:32:34 AM
Thats an 827: Crossfield had brakes fail while taxiing an X plane and it rolled into a hangar wall. His comment about the incident Yeager broke the sound wall I broke the hangar wall -- or summpin like that---

That's funny right thar. I don't care who you are.

/sorry for the quote
//but it's true
 
2007-10-14 09:33:08 AM
YouPeopleAreCrazy: Fletch F. Fletch
Yes. Brig. General Charles "Chuck" Yeager was appointed O-7 immediately after his flight Oct. 14, 1947, at the age of 24.

No. I'm seeing conflicting promotion dates, but he was a colonel in the 60's.


If you'd like to drop off your Sarcasmometre for repair, I have an opening on Tuesday.
 
2007-10-14 09:35:51 AM
DukeOfChutney:
No. I'm seeing conflicting promotion dates, but he was a colonel in the 60's.

If you'd like to drop off your Sarcasmometre for repair, I have an opening on Tuesday.


Do you take referrals?
 
2007-10-14 09:36:20 AM
DukeOfChutney
If you'd like to drop off your Sarcasmometre for repair, I have an opening on Tuesday.

Yeah, it probably does need a tune up. The Finster valve has been acting up.
 
2007-10-14 09:37:10 AM
ianfer:

learn how to spell "ass"


"Arse is an English term referring to the buttocks, first recorded circa 1400 (in arce-hoole) and is commonly used in English speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, parts of Canada and former parts of the British Empire. In the United States and parts of Canada the variant form ass is used." (Wikipedia)

Have some more FAIL.
 
2007-10-14 09:38:20 AM
My all-time favorite book, and one of my top ten movies.

"Do good work."
-Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom

/Now put it up on a banner
 
2007-10-14 09:41:48 AM
DukeOfChutney

How about my e-meter? She's costin' me a ton of money man!


YouPeopleAreCrazy

ps- that was for that terrible troll that believed Brig. Gen. Yeager was given his rank after just flying that mission. the dates stand. that is final airman. but i'll let him be the captain of your heart if you want.
 
2007-10-14 09:43:38 AM
YouPeopleAreCrazy

It's all ball bearings nowadays... and I'm gonna need 'bout ten quarts of anti-freeze, preferably Prestone. No, no make that Quaker State.
 
2007-10-14 09:44:10 AM
YouPeopleAreCrazy: DukeOfChutney
If you'd like to drop off your Sarcasmometre for repair, I have an opening on Tuesday.

Yeah, it probably does need a tune up. The Finster valve has been acting up.


Yep, sounds 'bout right. They've been a finicky thing ever since they started making them out of plastic.

irish_kitty:

Do you take referrals?


Of course! Can't turn down business in this line of work. End up having all sorts of busted Sarcasmometres out there. That can make for a cranky environment.
 
2007-10-14 09:44:33 AM
I can remember many times the windows rattling from Yeager's sonic booms as he was doing a fly over of his home town when I was growing up in WV. I also remember him flying under the South Side Bridge in Charleston, WV, which always seemed pretty reckless to me. It's not a very high bridge and I bet he owed quite a few people who were on the bridge that day new underpants.
 
2007-10-14 09:46:26 AM
Fletch F. Fletch: DukeOfChutney

How about my e-meter? She's costin' me a ton of money man!


Oooh, I don't touch those, but I can hook you up:

E-meter repair
 
2007-10-14 09:51:16 AM
DukeOfChutney

In Russia, e-meter repair YOU.


Vhat a country!

www.badgerbus.com
 
2007-10-14 09:53:56 AM
Fletch F. Fletch: In Russia, e-meter repair YOU.

Well, I could use a tune-up... hey wait!
 
2007-10-14 09:57:38 AM
HOO-AH! Chuck Yeager thread! I swear to all that's holy that Chuck Yeager is the manliest man who ever lived. I do believe that he changed Chuck Norris's diapers because the angels were afraid to do so.
 
2007-10-14 09:58:49 AM
homepage.mac.com

This is the closest I've been -- 735MPH in a 747 with a strong tailwind.
 
2007-10-14 10:00:18 AM
Yeager was undoubtedly a hero. And a mentch.

However, I'm surprised that nobody's mentioned George "Wheaties" Welch (Pops supersonically) and the XP-86 yet...

/admittedly in a dive
 
2007-10-14 10:02:42 AM
Irish_kitty says:

I think I like your dad too! We do need another generation of men.

Let's get started. I'll bring the gin & tonic.

How YOU doin'?
 
2007-10-14 10:06:59 AM
My father was a flight test engineer, first at Curtis Wright in Dayton and then at Edwards. He worked with all the test pilots and had nothing but the utmost respect for them. It wasn't always, or even often, about setting records. It was about following an exacting flight profile experimental and sometimes dangerous aircraft. Dozens of them were killed.

He didn't talk much at the time about the work . . . it was the early 50's after all. But in later years I often heard about the pilots.

Although Pancho Barnes seems to have impressed him just as much
 
2007-10-14 10:08:45 AM
ianfer

You fail, fail, fail, and FAIL
 
2007-10-14 10:20:19 AM
CaptainBeer: Let's get started. I'll bring the gin & tonic.

How YOU doin'?


I said MEN, not drunks.

DukeOfChutney:
Do you take referrals?

Of course! Can't turn down business in this line of work. End up having all sorts of busted Sarcasmometres out there. That can make for a cranky environment.


I know a few. If mine ever gets broken, I'll be sure to look you up....can't be living without my sarcasmometre broken.
 
2007-10-14 10:24:28 AM
Don't forget the rotten attitudes of Boyington and Doolittle. Yeah they were jerks at times, but somehow I think that comes with the territory. They also say Rembrandt was a dick. Does this detract from their accomplishments? No. It may prevent them from being invited to afternoon tea with polite society, but I don't think ANY of these actual heroes are kept awake at night thinking about how anyone feels about them.

Brass Balls
 
2007-10-14 10:26:43 AM
I said MEN, not drunks.

What do you think those guys were doing in Pancho's Happy-Bottom Riding club?

It wasn't because of the parchesy tournament.
 
2007-10-14 10:29:09 AM
CaptainBeer: No. It may prevent them from being invited to afternoon tea with polite society, but I don't think ANY of these actual heroes are kept awake at night thinking about how anyone feels about them.

Brass Balls


That's more like it. We do need more guys like them! If our children depend on today's generation, there won't be any good heroes and our heroes legacy will be long forgotten.
 
2007-10-14 10:32:31 AM
irish_kitty: ianfer: DemonEater: This man is indeed a hero.

For he brought us this:

but those good ole germans, without which there would be no bell x-1 for yeager to fly brought us this:

Does bold print make your opinion more valid? No. It makes you an arsehole.

/learn to be polite
//you're an asshat


actually, bold print makes you bold.

calling someone an "arse" hole makes you impolite.

and really, politeness in a fark forum?

are you from mars?
 
2007-10-14 10:33:06 AM
Yup, was a fantastic achievement. But the Americans were a bit...well, a lot shady in their approach. I watched a documentary in which the story of the British attempt was told. They were to have a swap of notes with the Americans. Unfortunately, when the americans had taken a look, and found out how to fix their tail problem, they shut up shop and screwed the brits.

Just saying.

From what I've read here, Chuck is still a hero indeed. It's just the team that put him there didn't behave all that nicely.
 
2007-10-14 10:33:15 AM
irish_kitty:

If our children depend on today's generation, there won't be any good heroes and our heroes legacy will be long forgotten.

I'm worried that's already happening.
 
2007-10-14 10:33:57 AM
Is there a way to remove what infer is saying? His comments don't bother me but his constant use of bolding does.
 
2007-10-14 10:39:08 AM
img102.imagevenue.com
sa-LUTE!
 
2007-10-14 10:40:35 AM
Fletch F. Fletch: ianfer

From Texas, thanks, so you can suck my dick BEFORE I shoot you. Don't like my name, couldn't give a damn less. Don't like Chase- who cares. I don't like YOU. Damn sure guaranteed people know him and do NOT know you.

Really- you are one horrible troll and come off as a stupid asshole. How many jobs have fired you simply because you can't contain your anger. Do you even proof-read before you hit "send?"

Don't reply. I came here to read Yeager support posts- not your shiat. Bye.


you are actually lecturing me about anger? talk about the proverbial pot calling the kettle black...sheesh.

In the world of psychology, they call that "projecting".

you're from texas, so I can understand, because there are only two things that come from that god forsaken hole and I fully support giving your state back to mexico and letting them sort you out, or changing its name to west oklahoma.


really, im so sorry for not writing the things in this thread that you want to hear.

theres no internet tough guy like a texas internet tough guy.
 
2007-10-14 10:40:48 AM
irish_kitty,

Well, you can find heroes everywhere, they don't necessarily have to be going mach 2. For instance I look up to scientific researchers who don't leave the lab for days on end trying to find a cure for cancer or maybe even something less davastating as heartburn (if you've ever had or known anyone with chronic heartburn, you'd undestand what I mean). I think what all these people have in common is a tireless determination to do better and go farther because they know - without proof, mind you - that we can be better.

Still, it's pretty cool to go that fast, right?
 
2007-10-14 10:42:02 AM
daum: Is there a way to remove what infer is saying? His comments don't bother me but his constant use of bolding does.

Unfortunately, in the fark world, we have to put up with it. I stand by my earlier comments.

DukeOfChutney:
If our children depend on today's generation, there won't be any good heroes and our heroes legacy will be long forgotten.

I'm worried that's already happening.


No doubt about it. Especially when some people in this thread are becoming the norm.
 
2007-10-14 10:42:54 AM
Luthiel: ianfer:

learn how to spell "ass"

"Arse is an English term referring to the buttocks, first recorded circa 1400 (in arce-hoole) and is commonly used in English speaking countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, parts of Canada and former parts of the British Empire. In the United States and parts of Canada the variant form ass is used." (Wikipedia)

Have some more FAIL.


thank you, i know.
have some more sarcasm....


fail.
 
2007-10-14 10:44:43 AM
daum: Is there a way to remove what infer is saying? His comments don't bother me but his constant use of bolding does.

so, you are saying that this bothers you?

how about this? any better?
 
2007-10-14 10:45:35 AM
Yeager wasn't the first to exceed supersonic speeds. That happened lots of times (accidentally) in WW2 and later. Yeager was the first to make a sustained, level flight in Mach 1. (And by the way, that's no less of an accomplishment.)

-F,tTS (Watching the right stuff right now. Yeager just went supersonic)
 
2007-10-14 10:47:34 AM
Spam

in

a

can?


/anyone?
 
2007-10-14 10:47:46 AM
CaptainBeer: irish_kitty,

Well, you can find heroes everywhere, they don't necessarily have to be going mach 2. For instance I look up to scientific researchers who don't leave the lab for days on end trying to find a cure for cancer or maybe even something less davastating as heartburn (if you've ever had or known anyone with chronic heartburn, you'd undestand what I mean). I think what all these people have in common is a tireless determination to do better and go farther because they know - without proof, mind you - that we can be better.

Still, it's pretty cool to go that fast, right?


I'm not saying that the Yeagers/generals of the world are the only heroes. I'd definitely worship the person who came up with a cure for cancer, maybe more than. Brains are definitely worth a mention!
 
2007-10-14 10:47:58 AM
irish_kitty
We do need another generation of men.

I'm pretty sure there have been men in every generation since Yeager's. I see the evidence every time I look down in the shower...
 
2007-10-14 10:51:07 AM
Revmachine21: Spam

in

a

can?


/anyone?



how about an egomaniac in a can?

www.icarusgold.com
 
2007-10-14 10:51:25 AM
Revmachine21: Spam in a can?
/anyone?


I hear it is a favorite of trolls. ;)

Come on future Yeagers of the world!

/have to go learn football/baseball 101
 
2007-10-14 10:51:37 AM
Crossfield had brakes fail while taxiing an X plane and it rolled into a hangar wall. His comment about the incident Yeager broke the sound wall I broke the hangar wall -- or summpin like that---

He actually did say that...But the quote is incomplete. He ended with:

"But that's the way it was at Edwards...Hero one day, bum the next."

By the way, I have no trouble believing that Yeager could be an arrogant, difficult, hard driving SOB. It does not affect my deep feeling of pride in him as an American, and as a fine example of what you can achieve, regardless of your social status, in America.
 
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