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Another pioneer gone #676846
08/12/20 08:37 AM
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Re: Another pioneer gone [Re: Image] #676851
08/12/20 08:51 AM
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Lost another boyhood hero.


Brian
Jersey and Spain
Re: Another pioneer gone [Re: Image] #676854
08/12/20 09:08 AM
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I was only a school boy at the time but remember very well this world first. A name and feat never to be forgotten...


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Re: Another pioneer gone [Re: Image] #676857
08/12/20 09:17 AM
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- very sad to hear this.

It's been discussed on TM before , but if you get the chance ,try to watch 'The Right Stuff' movie.

It is about the space race and early astronaut training but Yeager* appears in the first part of the movie as he attempts to break the sound barrier.

One of my all time favourite movies; turn the sound up..... thumbs

James

* the real Yeager makes a cameo appearance as the Janitor who cuts his broom handle in half to allow the pilot to close the cockpit!


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Re: Another pioneer gone [Re: Image] #676858
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What amazes me is the technology change these guys would have seen, not being an aviation buff in any way but in the uk Lancaster Vulcan Concorde in a very short period of time. Em

Re: Another pioneer gone [Re: James B W] #676859
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Originally Posted by James B W
- very sad to hear this.

It's been discussed on TM before , but if you get the chance ,try to watch 'The Right Stuff' movie.

It is about the space race and early astronaut training but Yeager* appears in the first part of the movie as he attempts to break the sound barrier.

One of my all time favourite movies; turn the sound up..... thumbs

James

* the real Yeager makes a cameo appearance as the Janitor who cuts his broom handle in half to allow the pilot to close the cockpit!


+1 I really enjoy that film!

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Re: Another pioneer gone [Re: Image] #676999
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You get old test pilots and bold test pilots. You don't get old'n'bold test pilots.

Maybe you get a few. May he fly high. Those were brave and crazy times.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
Re: Another pioneer gone [Re: Image] #677004
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One of the greatest Pilots.pushed the boundaries of flight ,brought flying in to the modern world.RIP.


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Last edited by Ray; 08/12/20 10:04 PM.

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Re: Another pioneer gone [Re: Image] #677011
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the right stuff - RIP


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