Chuck Yeager: F-35 Not The Right Stuff

By Bob Brewin

May 2, 2013

Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, had some trenchant comments on the $397 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on his Twitter feed last week:

“I was asked my opinion about the F-35. It's a waste of money. Far too expensive. Give me an F-15 E -- less expensive, will do the job,” he Tweeted.

Yeager, who broke the sound barrier piloting the rocket-powered Bell X-1 on Oct. 14, 1947, turned 90 in February. Judging by his Twitter posts, he has no intention of slowing down.

Yeager shows that Twitter is definitely not the exclusive province of the young.


By Bob Brewin

May 2, 2013

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