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    Default On this day, the sr71 flew coast to coast in 1 hour & 8 minutes

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    Default Re: On this day, the sr71 flew coast to coast in 1 hour & 8 minutes

    I just met a guy at the pub who was a mechanic for one. It’s a fantastic aircraft.

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    Default Re: On this day, the sr71 flew coast to coast in 1 hour & 8 minutes

    Yup
    We were watching the takeoff, at work in the break room. Chatted a bit and then the network skowed a map with the route on it. It was going to fly over St Louis. My friend, Ollie, grabbed the phone and dialled his sister in that city. She answered and he told her to go outside. She informed him that it had already gone by.

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    Default Re: On this day, the sr71 flew coast to coast in 1 hour & 8 minutes

    when you have opportunity its worth listening to this guy

    the one guy in the air force who didn't want to get out and go fly for the airlines. Do they do loops? barrel rolls? how fast do they fly? that's it, seriously? you guys never get to fly through the grand canyon below the rim? nah that's not for me



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    Default Re: On this day, the sr71 flew coast to coast in 1 hour & 8 minutes

    I’ve got his two books: the untouchables & sled driver.
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    Default Re: On this day, the sr71 flew coast to coast in 1 hour & 8 minutes

    The USA never did worry much about the consumption of non-renewables.

    44,000lb of JP-7 per hour.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Default Re: On this day, the sr71 flew coast to coast in 1 hour & 8 minutes

    We probably didn’t charge Australia fair market value for the intel either
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    Default Re: On this day, the sr71 flew coast to coast in 1 hour & 8 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    We probably didnít charge Australia fair market value for the intel either
    Pfft. We never billed you for the moon landing.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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