You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.

Chuck Yeager on concentrate

Most pilots learn, when they pin on their wings and go out and get in a fighter, especially, that one thing you don't do, you don't believe anything anybody tells you about an airplane.

Chuck Yeager on airplane

I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.

Chuck Yeager on afraid

There's no such thing as a natural-born pilot.

Chuck Yeager on pilot

Never wait for trouble.

Chuck Yeager on trouble

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

Chuck Yeager on made

If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it, and when to back off.

Chuck Yeager on grow

Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn't in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight.

Chuck Yeager on barrier

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.

Chuck Yeager on finally

About Chuck Yeager

Name Chuck Yeager
Quotes 9 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Aviator
Birthday October 16
Top topics made, airplane, learn, alert, cockpit