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Old 08-02-2017, 11:49 AM
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SR-71 Blackbird Story

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Old 08-02-2017, 12:00 PM
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This smells like a repost 'cuz I know I've listened to that story before.

But still a great story.
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Could be straight Ramblings material.

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Old 08-02-2017, 12:43 PM
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Haha, heard/read this many times before. But never gets tiring cause that is awesome.
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Old 08-02-2017, 01:43 PM
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I think this is Brian Shul talking if I'm not mistaken. I read his book "Sled Driver" where this story comes from. It's a great read. It's a collectors book now so it's pain to get and you'll pay for the privilege, but it's a good read.
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I think this is Brian Shul talking if I'm not mistaken. I read his book "Sled Driver" where this story comes from. It's a great read. It's a collectors book now so it's pain to get and you'll pay for the privilege, but it's a good read.
Yeah no kidding. This story is hugely popular on reddit every so often.

The book apparently is out of print and is like $100+ on amazon now apparently....
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Yeah, it's Shul. Here's another version:

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Old 08-02-2017, 07:55 PM
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Yeah no kidding. This story is hugely popular on reddit every so often.

The book apparently is out of print and is like $100+ on amazon now apparently....
Last time I shopped they were $200-300+ on eBay. I bought one for my Dad as a Christmas present last year - I think it set me back $225 for "good" condition. The signed ones or collector editions go north of $500. At least that's what they ask. Not sure if they get that.

It's not that good a read for that price, more of a book you just want to own because you're a fan.
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:47 PM
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This smells like a repost 'cuz I know I've listened to that story before.

But still a great story.
I think it was on reddit a week or two ago
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:11 PM
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The Mighty J58 - The SR-71's Secret Powerhouse


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Great Video!
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Chaff? We don't need no stinkin' chaff! Let's outrun the fuckers!
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Chaff? We don't need no stinkin' chaff! Let's outrun the fuckers!
This. Always this. Unless you're in a MiG-25
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This. Always this. Unless you're in a MiG-25


How YOU doin' Mr. Ken?
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The SR-71 "Buzzing the tower" story you probably never heard before


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Those wacky SR-71 pilots...
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great videos of a great machine!
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As a kid, I was at the Toronto Air Show spoken of by the pilot in the "Buzzing the Tower" video. I will never forget that plane as long as I live. One minute the pilot was stating "we are over Cleveland" then the next they were in Toronto. Incredible.
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