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    Default God Speed BG Yeager

    Thank you for your service and answering the call to preserve our freedoms as so many have. Like so many, your grit, guts and determination to stare fear in the face and overcome will not be forgotten.
    John

    Loves airplanes and runs freight trains.

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    Hi Army, there is no greater debt than we have to those who have served, nothing!

    I'm behind the curve here and would like to honor the entire name!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Brig. General Chuck Yeager. The Man who broke the "Sound Barrier" on October 14, 1947. Blue Skies & Tailwinds The plane was the Bell X-1.
    Lockheed Bob

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    My first knowledge of General Yeager as written by Tom Wolfe: "Military Pilots and then, soon, airline pilots, pilots from Maine to Massachusetts and the Dakotas and Oregon and everywhere else, began to talk in that poker-hollow West Virginia drawl, or as close as the could bend their native accents. It was the drawl of the of the most righteous possessor of the Right Stuff: Chuck Yeager"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockheed Bob View Post
    Brig. General Chuck Yeager. The Man who broke the "Sound Barrier" on October 14, 1947. Blue Skies & Tailwinds The plane was the Bell X-1.
    Thank You Lockheed Bob!!
    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    I had the honor to fly with General Yeager and Bud Anderson on a press flight. We were on Aluminum Overcast out of Lincoln, California. What a memory, RIP General Yeager.
    Last edited by Reever; 12-08-2020 at 12:49 PM.

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    Had the honor of "keeping the General company" while at the Museum of Flight. I was on duty as a Docent and the CEO came down on the floor walked up to me with General Yeager, introduced us and said, "General Yeager, Owen will be your escort for the next 30 minutes while we arrange for your limo."

    Now, exactly WT...?! am I going to tell General Yeager about aviation?! So, we walked around the Great Hall, I kept shooing away gawkers and autograph seekers, he has questions about a few of our more obscure A/C, then we sat on the steps of the Museum sharing a cup of coffee until his limo arrived.

    Thankfully I had a spare pair of pants in my locker...if you know what i mean!

    Certainly NOT on the level of experience Reever enjoyed (that's awesome, sir!), but nonetheless a highlight of my 12 years as a Docent at MoF. Never forget it...

    CAVU, Sir. RIP.
    Owen Ashurst
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    RIP General Yeager; say "Howdy" to Hoover.

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    Signed by Yeager and his wingman that day, Bob Hoover

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_f View Post
    Signed by Yeager and his wingman that day, Bob Hoover

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    That is beyond cool!

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