The music sucked. WTF was that about? Celine Dion selling farking lip
That Yanni/KennyG/Tesh crap turns my stomach.
Doing that to a mini doc on a magnificent piece of war machinery is a
bit too 'propaganda-ish' for my tastes.
How about some on-board camera stuff? Some REAL sound? Eddie Van
Halen's pounding in the background?
Anyway, as my old friends will tell you, I had a virtual shrine of
SR-71 stuff. I almost wet my shorts when I saw it for real.
That SR-71 moniker spelled Might and Tech... just awesome. This
presentation of it? Not so much.
Some people should not be allowed to play with Adobe Flash, wear Crocs
or have those Bluetooth cellphone ear-pieces.
That crap has no business being anywhere near a Blackbird.
Only 93 pilots, eh? What I wouldn't do to come back in time and be one
But thank you anyway, Lew. I hadn't thought about that bird for a
On Thu, 13 Nov 2008 05:54:32 -0800 (PST), Robatoy
I don't see how that can possibly be right. The writer had a four year
billet. That would seem to me to be about right for any pilot. The a/c
was in service for 24 years. Had to have been more pilots than that.
I worked several of them over the years. Had one and a U2 on the
frequency at the same time once. They always reported their altitude
as "above FL600" (Flight Level 600 or 60,000 feet). They were going to
be close, and it was almost impossible to turn an SR71, even if they
would take the turn (because of their mission). The U2 was more normal
in that regard, but I asked each their specific altitude (which they
would give as an encoded phrase). I could have gone to the watch
supervisor and gotten the actual altitude from a decoder ring we had,
but I just asked them if that was sufficient separation for them, and
they agreed it was.
Thank-you for that.
A magnificent airplane. Have read Ben Johnson's book (he was Kelly
Johnson's successor) -- he designed the engine inlets for the SR-71. The
dedication and effort of the engineers and designers was inspired and
inspirational -- they knew the security of the nation was at stake and they
gave it their all.
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
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