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Chuck Yeager: Still alive and feisty!


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#1 harolds

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 03:26 AM

I googled him because I figured he past away by now. No way! Because of hearing loss he seems to have taken to social media like, as The Telegraph article says, a very angry duck to water. He called the citizens of the UK "nasty" and "arrogant". When called on it he stood by his position and didn't retreat (naturally!). I don't agree with him but it's kind of funny. It was in an article in the British newspaper "The Telegraph" earlier this month. Any of you posters from the UK aware of this?


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#2 FalkeEins

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 04:06 PM

 of course we are !  Talk about pot and kettle! The guy always was an arrogant old *bleep*, just he's got a lot worse with age! I did read though that he has actually lost it big time (his marbles that is) and that it is his wife that comes up with all these stupid comments


Edited by FalkeEins, 26 October 2016 - 04:08 PM.


#3 von Poop

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 09:03 PM

Been following 'him' for a little while now.
I think it's hilarious.

Hadn't heard the wife theory, Falkeins, though it makes perfect sense. I'd been assuming grandkids. :)

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:39 AM

Yeah, saw it the first time round.

Prat.


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 01:05 AM

I just read that his buddy and fellow WWII vet and test pilot Bob Hoover just died.



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 03:29 AM

"Arrogant" is a slur people sometimes throw at both fighter pilots and Americans. It's a necessary attribute in the first case and an inaccurate one in the second, no one group has the market cornered on arrogance.

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 06:27 AM

Dutch?

 

 

 

 

 

Just saying...


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 10:06 PM

"Arrogant" is a slur people sometimes throw at both fighter pilots and Americans. 

 

  not even an arrogant American fighter pilot would state - as Yeager did a while back  - that the Spitfire wasn't a good aeroplane. Not so much arrogant or 'feisty' as just sheer bloody-minded



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 11:57 PM

Yeah...he got that one wrong.
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Posted 29 October 2016 - 12:23 AM

He's quite old, and he's not about to write a book or enter into an area of historical inquiry any time soon. I have the same reaction von Poop does.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 02:05 AM

Seems remiss not to have a link to his account.
https://twitter.com/GenChuckYeager

And with all replies & tweets:
https://twitter.com/...er/with_replies

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:30 AM

He's quite old, and he's not about to write a book or enter into an area of historical inquiry any time soon. I have the same reaction von Poop does.

According to Yeager's twitter, he's written a book yet to be published. He didn't mention a title or subject matter.

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