BronyMedic: fusillade762: Yeah, but that punkass soft-drink-swilling Eurotrash didn't even use a plane.Now if you'll excuse me I must be back to my hotel and practice my affectations.Yes, but that punk-ass, soft-drink swilling Eurotrash did it in the age of modern material science and space travel. Chuck Yeager did it in a day and time when it was thought by many that breaking the sound barrier was impossible for a fixed wing aircraft. Many people expected the X-1 to just fall apart.
BronyMedic: . Many people expected the X-1 to just fall apart.
fusillade762: Yeah, but that punkass soft-drink-swilling Eurotrash didn't even use a plane.Now if you'll excuse me I must be back to my hotel and practice my affectations.
sno man: Hey Felix. You got any Beemans?
just_intonation: Completely agree, though I'm sure someone is going to try (or has already -- I haven't read the rest of the comments yet).
rico567: This. Why do people expect those who do extraordinary things to conform to some PC checklist? I've met a few of the Type "A" people who do the sorts of things Yeager did. They would be considered assholes by many....but they're not going away, and we'd be poorer for it if they did.
whidbey: I'm down with Chuck Yeager.As long has he hasn't turned into a total Teabagger dipsh*t in his golden years.
whidbey: Nice to know that in your mind, progressive ideology is something people just pretend to do, and don't actually follow it, and if they did, then somehow it's a form of mental retardation.I can only imagine what your Thanksgivings are like.
Watching_Epoxy_Cure: whidbey: puppetmaster745: whidbey: I'm down with Chuck Yeager.As long has he hasn't turned into a total Teabagger dipsh*t in his golden years.fark you.lol I'll BET HE WANTS SMALLER GOVERNMENT.I looked at your profile--pretty funny !I mean you are pretending to be a libtard, right?
Dave The Slushy: costermonger: Yeager is almost as famous for being an egomaniacal, arrogant, sexist piece of shiat as he is for breaking the speed of sound. Almost.Is he also racist? If he is, him and the Duke of Edinburgh (The Queen's hubby for you seperatists) should get fully drunk and the resultant slurs recorded for prosperity./At their age, it'll only take a couple.
costermonger: Yeager is almost as famous for being an egomaniacal, arrogant, sexist piece of shiat as he is for breaking the speed of sound. Almost.
Maxor: Kind of cool that he did that, amazed that they didn't use a T-38 for the commemoration today.1. Yeager has always been a fan of that plane (has stated on a couple of occasions publicly it was his favorite.
Repo Man: My great uncle is a WW-2 vet, and I respect him for that. But he went off the deep end after 9/11, and I haven't spoken to him in about eight years.
WelldeadLink: Mikey1969: I think it's awesome that they had to postpone the jump so that it happened on this date, it couldn't have worked out better. These guys are both such big studs that they make all other studs look like pu**ies.Did the faller really go supersonic? I think he fell faster than the speed of sound at sea level, but he was always subsonic in the air which he was falling through. He'd have to go a lot faster at 100,000 feet of altitude to go supersonic.
aspAddict: In the late 80's, they flew the Enola Gay into Hill Air Force Base in Utah as part of their air show
RocketRay: I know a few people who have met him and unfortunately he's a grade A sexist douchebag. After one of these PR sound barrier anniversary flights a female lieutenant saluted and told him she'd show him to the officer's club. He barked at another officer to get him a "real lieutenant" to show him the way.
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: He's a general!?
nytmare: Then who's the famous pilot whose plane strayed off course over the southwestern states a few years ago and they never found him?
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