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Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« on: July 11, 2021, 08:11:16 PM »
Welcome to the Chuck Yeager memorial challenge!





“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.”  -- Chuck Yeager

Born 23 February 1923 in West Virginia, Charles E. Yeager went on to lead a remarkable career as an aviator. He started flying in the Second World War, becoming an ace while flying the impressive P-51.





He was shot down over France, but managed to escape and evade with the help of French resistance, the Maquis. Despite a ban on having downed pilots fly combat missions again, Yeager was able to talk his way back into combat duty. He subsequently shot down a bomber headed for England….

Yeager went on to become a test pilot and was the first pilot to break the sound barrier on 14 October 1947, in the X-1 Glamorous Glennis at Mach 1.05 at 45,000 ft (13,700 m). He truly had “the right stuff.”





General Yeager passed on into the wild blue yonder on 7 December 2020.

In addition to being a pilot and leader, Yeager was an avid outdoorsman. He honed his skills as a boy growing up in West Virginia where he helped put food on the family table.

Yeager appears to have favored a small pocket knife, a tool he put to regular use either while hunting or while escaping back to friendly lines. During one interview at Shot Show in 1992, Yeager reported that he was a fan of the Victorinox Executive. Apparently the Vic Exec was all the knife he needed for two week backpacking trips into the Sierras to go fishing.

This history is the reason we did the first Chuck Yeager Challenge several years ago. It was a fun challenge then, as were subsequent repeat challenges.  When the Executive’s most renowned advocate died last year, a number of us thought it would be befitting to run a memorial CYC challenge this December.

Seems somehow appropriate that Chuck is gone and Victorinox is discontinuing the Executive. However, even if Chuck hadn’t endorsed it, the Executive is still a SAK worth having in your collection.

If you don’t have one already, you might consider using this challenge as the perfect excuse to obtain one and test it out, as well as a great way to honor a legendary man and his famous knife!



Rules:

➢  Carry and use the Victorinox Executive exclusively during the month of December.
➢  Post a photo daily of your Executive daily. Bonus points for using the Exec to clean a Golden trout and photograph it.
➢  If you have to use a tool other than the Executive, stand at attention and explain yourself.
➢  On 7 December, please post a shot of your Executive along with a “parting glass”. ( Does not have to be alcohol, but it shouldn’t be empty. )
➢  Participants who compete the challenge can apply for the 30 Yeager badge.





Off we go….

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 08:11:46 PM »
01: Nix

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 08:49:05 PM »
As an ex-air force pilot and a long-standing admirer of Chuck Yeager, it would be special to participate in this challenge.  :salute:

01: Nix
02: Max Stone

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2021, 08:50:07 PM »
 :like:  Great to have you enlist!   :tu:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2021, 10:29:24 PM »
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02: Max Stone
03. Barry Rowland

Wouldn't miss it!!  :salute:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2021, 10:41:43 PM »
Simon Templar reporting for duty, General Yeager :salute:


01: Nix
02: Max Stone
03. Barry Rowland
04: Simon_Templar
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2021, 11:03:21 PM »
DVD of The Right Stuff-check
P-51D pics-check
Executive on the way-Check

I'm in!  :salute: :tu:

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02: Max Stone
03. Barry Rowland
04: Simon_Templar
05: Fireman
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2021, 11:18:18 PM »
Excellent!

CYC is always fun, this one maybe marked by a bittersweet note, but I'm looking forward to it. I wanted to get the thread up in time for folks who don't have an Executive time to find one.

....while they are available.   :(

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2021, 11:21:45 PM »
I thought The Right Stuff was a great movie. Long, especially for its day, which was kinda cool. I thought the book was even better.  :tu:



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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2021, 11:55:34 PM »
I'm in!

01: Nix
02: Max Stone
03. Barry Rowland
04: Simon_Templar
05: Fireman
06: Sos24
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2021, 12:05:04 AM »
 :like:  I was hoping you'd show up.   :tu:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2021, 01:25:45 AM »
Me too

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02: Max Stone
03. Barry Rowland
04: Simon_Templar
05: Fireman
06: Sos24
07. Echotech

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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2021, 02:16:28 AM »
 :2tu:  Bravo!

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2021, 04:54:31 AM »
My dad was a WWII era Navy pilot, and loved reading about the heros of aviation.  So, assuming I can find a suitable
Executive.  Sign me up also, though I'm fairly certain that no Trouts, Golden or otherwise will be in reach, for me.
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2021, 09:06:07 AM »

01: Nix
02: Max Stone
03. Barry Rowland
04: Simon_Templar
05: Fireman
06: Sos24
07. Echotech
08. Rizio Il Ghiro

I missed out last time, so happy to join in this one!  Heers, Nix, :tu:
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2021, 11:51:24 AM »
01: Nix
02: Max Stone
03. Barry Rowland
04: Simon_Templar
05: Fireman
06: Sos24
07. Echotech
08. Rizio Il Ghiro
09. MichaelGT83

I'm in. :)

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2021, 04:34:26 PM »
My order is in.  Should be in by this time next week.

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02: Max Stone
03. Barry Rowland
04: Simon_Templar
05: Fireman
06: Sos24
07. Echotech
08. Rizio Il Ghiro
09. MichaelGT83
10. PitCarver
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2021, 05:21:01 PM »
Count me in!  :D

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02: Max Stone
03. Barry Rowland
04: Simon_Templar
05: Fireman
06: Sos24
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2021, 06:10:30 PM »
In honor of my father (former Air Force) and admiration of Chuck Yeager, I'm in!

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02: Max Stone
03: Barry Rowland
04: Simon_Templar
05: Fireman
06: Sos24
07: Echotech
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2021, 06:34:30 PM »
Well, despite the Boss Ladies ire, I also won my bid, which was half what I bought the other one for.
Pretty cool looking knife with a pewter shield honoring Newport News Shipbuilding.

I'm pumped now, at least till she gets home. 🙄
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2021, 10:03:49 PM »
Ah, Nix I wondered what you’d been getting up to here …

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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2021, 03:39:36 AM »
Excellent to see so many join in!   :cheers:

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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2021, 03:40:28 AM »
Ah, Nix I wondered what you’d been getting up to here …

Nothing...  :whistle:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2021, 06:27:13 PM »
 :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2021, 07:29:02 PM »
Y'all remember I said that I didn't forsee a trout in the challenge?  Well ebay has an executive, with a metal trout inlay shield, up for auction.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/393439142521

Doris must have got a collection because she's the one I got the Newport News one from.

Passed this on as a public service.

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2021, 08:04:02 PM »
I'm in!

01: Nix
02: Max Stone
03: Barry Rowland
04: Simon_Templar
05: Fireman
06: Sos24
07: Echotech
08: Rizio Il Ghiro
09: MichaelGT83
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« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2021, 10:26:03 PM »
 :tu:   :cheers:

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« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2021, 10:26:33 PM »
Y'all remember I said that I didn't forsee a trout in the challenge?  Well ebay has an executive, with a metal trout inlay shield, up for auction.

 :dwts:

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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2021, 10:48:27 PM »
Y'all remember I said that I didn't forsee a trout in the challenge?  Well ebay has an executive, with a metal trout inlay shield, up for auction.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/393439142521

Doris must have got a collection because she's the one I got the Newport News one from.

Passed this on as a public service.
Seems to me you might be trying to do some enabling of your own.
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Re: Chuck Yeager (memorial) Challenge 2021
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2021, 10:52:57 PM »
Seems to me you might be trying to do some enabling of your own.
I've already got my sign.  😎

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