Before breaking the sound barrier, Yeager became a fighter ace in World War II, flying over the skies of Europe. Afterwards, he had a long and distinguished career as a commander in the Air Force. Now, at the age of 93, he spends his time vying for the title of chief curmudgeon on Twitter.
In just the past few days, he's become unusually active on Twitter, answering random questions from his followers — often curtly and unsparingly. For example. he's not a fan of modern stealth fighters, be it the embattled F-35.