Recent Topics
Who uses Quicksilver Multi-purpose oil
by BrocLuno
07/30/16 08:07 PM
Gumout Q&A with Ryan Tuerck - Answers
by wwillson
07/30/16 07:37 PM
Friend Picked Up New 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Today
by crazyoildude
07/30/16 07:07 PM
15.5hp kawasaki engine uoa
by motor_oil_madman
07/30/16 06:25 PM
Best way to remove old tape pin striping
by 007
07/30/16 06:10 PM
Fram Ultra XG-2 Holes On Center Tube
by crazyoildude
07/30/16 06:03 PM
New Dillon CV-2001 Tumbler
by 2015_PSD
07/30/16 05:16 PM
Any video gamers?
by NavyVet88
07/30/16 04:40 PM
Full Synthetic High Mileage Oil
by jsjonz01
07/30/16 04:38 PM
Road trip on new vehicle?
by mrjlube
07/30/16 03:54 PM
Oil Infatuation
by Passport1
07/30/16 03:43 PM
FREE T-SHIRT, $10, AND GOD KNOWS WHAT ELSE....
by macarose
07/30/16 03:16 PM
Newest Members
danthemann, rodder98, kenb777, Indyfan3, RM53119
58651 Registered Users
Who's Online
81 registered (andyd, Alex_V, 901Memphis, aquariuscsm, 007, 2009Edge, 8 invisible), 1788 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58651 Members
66 Forums
252462 Topics
4140751 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#2482212 - 01/04/12 10:19 AM Re: Blackbird Fly-by [Re: OVERKILL]
OVERKILL Online   content


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 32043
Loc: Ontario, Canada
A history clip:




(unfortunately the music is a bit loud....)
_________________________
02 Expedition
06 Charger R/T
14 Charger SRT-8

Top
#2482221 - 01/04/12 10:34 AM Re: Blackbird Fly-by [Re: OVERKILL]
OVERKILL Online   content


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 32043
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Discovery Channel documentary:

part 1:


part 2:


part 3:


part 4:
_________________________
02 Expedition
06 Charger R/T
14 Charger SRT-8

Top
#2482302 - 01/04/12 12:06 PM Re: Blackbird Fly-by [Re: Trajan]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 21526
Loc: Colorado Springs
Originally Posted By: Trajan
In his book, Sled Driver, SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul writes: "I'll always remember a certain radio exchange that occurred one day as Walt (my backseater) and I were screaming across Southern California, 13 miles high. We were monitoring various radio transmissions from other aircraft as we entered Los Angeles airspace. Though they didn't really control us, they did monitor our movement across their scope. I heard a Cessna ask for a readout of its groundspeed."

"90 knots" Center replied.

"Moments later, a Twin Beech required the same."

"120 knots," Center answered.

"We weren't the only ones proud of our groundspeed that day as almost instantly an F-18 smugly transmitted, 'Ah, Center, Dusty 52 requests groundspeed readout.'

"There was a slight pause, then the response, 525 knots on the ground, Dusty".

"Another silent pause. As I was thinking to myself how ripe a situation this was, I heard a familiar click of a radio transmission coming from my backseater. It was at that precise moment I realized Walt and I had become a real crew, for we were both thinking in unison." "Center, Aspen 20, you got a groundspeed readout for us?"

There was a longer than normal pause.... "Aspen, I show 1,742 knots"

"No further inquiries were heard on that frequency"

In another famous SR-71 story, Los Angeles Center reported receiving a request for clearance to FL 60 (60,000ft).

The incredulous controller, with some disdain in his voice, asked, "How do you plan to get up to 60,000 feet?"

"The pilot (obviously a sled driver), responded, "We don't plan to go up to it, we plan to go down to it."

He was cleared...



"Aspen, I show 1,742 knots" LOL

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2