Recent Topics
Honda HRX 217
by cracker1970
04/15/14 11:45 PM
Just how crazy, exactly
by jrustles
04/15/14 11:37 PM
Leaking fuel at pressure regulator - gm 3.1 v6
by 901Memphis
04/15/14 11:18 PM
Maxlife ATF for VW?
by Johnny248
04/15/14 10:47 PM
What was Ford thinking?
by otis24
04/15/14 10:14 PM
what is friction modifer/limited slip additive?
by 1 FMF
04/15/14 10:01 PM
interesting video on composite fan blade building
by Rick in PA
04/15/14 09:54 PM
Docking Station for HP Envy 17 Laptop
by BigBird57
04/15/14 09:46 PM
Watch battery options
by Quattro Pete
04/15/14 09:45 PM
Is the 500 ml bottle of Iron X enough?
by gregk24
04/15/14 08:51 PM
RPM's dropping on the highway.
by dlundblad
04/15/14 08:46 PM
Free Turbo Tax...
by Warstud
04/15/14 08:36 PM
Newest Members
Wiigy, MJR45, xlj, fresham, serf2k
49590 Registered Users
Who's Online
24 registered (cknight49090, Clevy, 01_celica_gt, Black_Thunder, 901Memphis, 2 invisible), 709 Guests and 221 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
49590 Members
64 Forums
211927 Topics
3321300 Posts

Max Online: 2551 @ 04/05/14 01:28 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 Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 24964
Loc: Ontario, Canada
A history clip:




(unfortunately the music is a bit loud....)
_________________________
Network Engineer
00 BMW 328i
02 Expedition
01 BMW ///M5

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


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 24964
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Discovery Channel documentary:

part 1:


part 2:


part 3:


part 4:
_________________________
Network Engineer
00 BMW 328i
02 Expedition
01 BMW ///M5

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


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 20258
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