But there’s another Chuck who in 1947 broke a little something called the motherfucking sound barrier when he flew a plane that was dropped out of another motherfucking plane.
That man is General Chuck Yeager, and the plane he flew was called the X-1. If that’s not badass I don’t know what is.
Yeager hasn’t given up his badass ways, even at age 93. He now runs his own Twitter account, where he will basically answer any question you send him. It’s the best account on Twitter you aren’t following.
@GenChuckYeager General Yeager, what was the most difficult challenge you ever faced during a flight?— Josh Pherigo (@JoshPherigo) August 25, 2016
Knowing people would ask questions like this https://t.co/OaYXON0ejM— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 25, 2016
Try a search engine, son. https://t.co/3XZuq9VUnQ— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 24, 2016
@GenChuckYeager Any recommendations for me when I take a flight on a WWII SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber?— Susan Kuebler (@KueblerSusan) August 24, 2016
Do you have a will? https://t.co/NjyxRp1DGz— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 24, 2016
How many times did you watch TOP GUN?— Rbsn64 (@rbsn1964) August 24, 2016
Why would I watch Top Gun? https://t.co/drQYUSGLqk— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 24, 2016
@GenChuckYeager Are you interested to see the Sully movie?— BruceDC (@Bruce35dc) August 28, 2016
No, I know the ending https://t.co/hNisYWxSCT— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 28, 2016
The F-104 - was it the worst jet to fly?— Kevin Krewell (@Krewell) August 30, 2016
If you didn't' know how https://t.co/Ywq713TQnm— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 30, 2016
Now that the word is out that you can get advice from a war hero you wish was your grandpa, it’s doubtful even the man who first flew at Mach 1 will be able to keep up.
Luckily, I was able to slip in a question before the world’s greatest pilot pulls the plug on the world’s greatest Twitter account.
@GenChuckYeager What should I name my cat?— David Britton (@lazersaurus) August 24, 2016
His answer did not disappoint.
Why do you have a cat? https://t.co/47BQ5RooOU— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 24, 2016
Thanks for your service, General Yeager. You’ve still got the right stuff.