Thursday, July 28, 2011

Retired General Chuck Yeager Still Gruff, Colorful And Quotable At 88

Bill Glauber at the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel wrote an interesting piece about retired Air Force General Chuck Yeager.

At 88, Chuck Yeager still has the right stuff.

He flies.

He hunts.

He goes fishing.

And he spins tales of an extraordinary aviation career.

"I tell it the way I remember it - that's not necessarily the way it happened," Yeager said Wednesday, speaking to an overflow audience settled into a museum hangar at the EAA AirVenture event.

The greatest test pilot of his era, perhaps the greatest of all time, was the first man to fly through the sound barrier. His exploits were long-ago celebrated in the acclaimed Tom Wolfe book "The Right Stuff," later brought to the screen.

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