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    Chuck Yeager Dies at 97


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    Retired Air force Brig ,Gen Charles "Chuck" Yeager , the first man to break the sound barrier has died at 97 years old .

    A Pioneer of aviation and one of the bravest men ever to fly, the aviation community has had the opportunity to appreciate what has been called " The Right Stuff " , an example of what a Hero can accomplish during their lifetime .

    Blue Skies Chuck, take your time , eternity is your flight plan.

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    No doubt that the General set a new time-to-climb record during his assent to heaven!  God speed, Gen. Yeager!

    Rich Boll

    Wichita KS

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    Sad to see men like Gen. Yaeger that are symbols of mankind leave this world.
    Rest in peace.

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    To me it is Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Simulator got me hooked on simming.  It was on a CGA monitor with a IBM PC XT 4.77MHz, in the world when people had 286s/386s with EGA/VGA monitor.  

    I kept dreaming one day I will have tons of computers and flight sim stuff...and low and behold it is here on my end today.

    I always Marvel at the X-1 at Smithsonian museum every time I am there.  I was watching I dream of Jeannie episodes with my wife, and in one episode Gen. Yeager shows up as a cameo.  It was so cool.  I saw that episode like a week ago, and I even started to watch the documentary for the Mig-15s, as US and Gen. Yeager were flight testing that bird during the Korean War, when N.Korean defector just lands the plane on US Air Force.  What a story.

    He had the "right stuff"

    He is a legend, and he will be missed by me so much.

    Rest in Peace Mr. Chuck Yeager  

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    On 12/9/2020 at 2:18 PM, Rob_Ainscough said:

    Sad day but what a great life ... I remember playing this:

    Cheers, Rob.

    Me too! I loved that game!

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    On 12/9/2020 at 12:18 PM, Rob_Ainscough said:

    Sad day but what a great life ... I remember playing this:

    Cheers, Rob.

    Chuck Yeager's Air Combat, is what started my passion for flightsim. Loved that game! I think I still have the spiral binded manual somewhere. 

    Edited by SolRayz

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    On 12/9/2020 at 12:18 PM, Rob_Ainscough said:

    Sad day but what a great life ... I remember playing this:

    Cheers, Rob.

    Me and my brother use to kick butt at this sim using the trusty AT 286 with a adlib sound, and video card the size of my dads 1977 Cadillac (Smiles).  Will miss those days.  RIP Chuck.

    Edited by wenmel01

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    Saw him at Oshkosh EA Airventure 1994 giving a lecture/interview. Men like him and Bob Hoover, so 'down to earth'. Impressive. RIP General.  

     

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