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Quotes of the day: Chuck Yeager

Published Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 10:43 PM EST
Feb 12 2016

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager (/'je?g?r/; (b. February 13, 1923) is a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and record-setting test pilot. In 1947, he became the first pilot confirmed to have exceeded the speed of sound in level flight. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


At the moment of truth, there are either reasons or results.

Everybody that I've ever seen that enjoyed their job was very good at it.

I don't think about life everlasting. If something doesn't have scientific evidence to back it up, I don't believe it. I'm a straight shooter.

If you can walk away from a landing, it's a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it's an outstanding landing.

If you panic, you die.

In the business we're in, you only get to make one mistake. And unfortunately, you don't get to learn from it.

Never wait for trouble.

Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own.

Unfortunately, many people do not consider fun an important item on their daily agenda. For me, that was always a high priority in whatever I was doing.

What good does it do to be afraid? It doesn't help anything. You better try and figure out what's happening and correct it.

You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don't give up.

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