Into the Black

Link of the Day: The Thrill of Flying the SR-71 Blackbird. Thanks nin. Gripping story for one of the amazing aircraft of all time.
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I had the distinct pleasure of being on hand at Lockheed's Skunkworks facility (birthplace of the SR-71) for the 25th Anniversary flyby. He was to make 3 passes at 500 feet on the Burbank Airport runway that butted up againsed the parking lot. Apparently, the pilot was the "SR-71 Top Gun" and was (Supposedly) going to break the old public speed record on it's way to Florida to be delivered to NASA. Well, the first pass he had the plane in a near stall at about 45 degrees...and he was 47 feet off the ground!..then nailed the afterburner directly in front of the plant. The heat/thrust nearly blew us off our feet and set off every car alarm in the parking lot. WOW!! When he left for good we got a nice wing wave goodbye. I'll never forget it.
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