Chuck Yeager, pilot who broke the sound barrier, dies at 97

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Message 2063177 - Posted: 8 Dec 2020, 12:57:20 UTC

Under the definition of the Right Stuff, Chuck Yeager.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
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Message 2063181 - Posted: 8 Dec 2020, 13:34:08 UTC

If ever there was a man who possessed "The Right Stuff" it was Chuck.
A sad loss, but he achieved much and will be remembered
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Message 2063206 - Posted: 8 Dec 2020, 20:21:55 UTC

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Message 2063217 - Posted: 8 Dec 2020, 23:00:35 UTC

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Message 2063227 - Posted: 9 Dec 2020, 0:54:08 UTC - in response to Message 2063177.  

R.I.P.

Under the definition of the Right Stuff, Chuck Yeager.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


High Flight by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr. an American pilot with the RCAF, died on 11 December 1941 during a training flight from the airfield near Scopwick, Lincolnshire.
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Message 2063236 - Posted: 9 Dec 2020, 5:13:07 UTC - in response to Message 2063227.  

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