Chuck Yeager Answers Fans’ Tweets Lifting Veil Of His Marvelous Life
Chuck Yeager / Twitter
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:
On His Broken Rib During His Infamous Bell X-1 Flight
Revealing How He Felt Before Each Of His Test Flights
Meeting Up With Relatives At An Airshow And Making A Funny Observation
If You Ever Wondered What He Did After Breaking The Sound Barrier…
And As You’ll See, He Even Tweets During Games Like Most Of Us Do
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.