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Charles Elwood Yeager, who often goes simply by Chuck, is one of the greatest aviators produced by the United States. A flying ace during World War II and also flying during the Korean War, Chuck Yeager dedicated his life to flying which included being a test pilot for a number of historic flights.
95 years old as of this writing, Chuck is still active in the aviation community and even on Twitter, something one could not conceive of 70 years ago when he first started flying.
Not only that, he answers many of his fans’ questions and oftentimes they’re extremely entertaining. Here are some of our favorite ones from the past two months that will give you a peek behind the scenes of what you might have heard or read about him:
Chuck Yeager, the man, the legend, never ceases to amaze us. He’s probably the only man nearing a century years old who tweets on a daily basis.
Good for you, Chuck!
We’ve also included a short clip from the movie The Right Stuff depicting the moment Chuck broke the speed barrier.