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Half Pint John 21 Jul 17 18:07

Center what is my ground speed
 
http://digg.com/video/la-speed-check-blackbird-story

MarkV 21 Jul 17 19:44

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Originally Posted by Half Pint John (Post 3384778)

Was at Farnborough on a trade day the first time one of those came across the pond - wonder what the British ground control chatter sounded like.

jeffdoorgunnr 22 Jul 17 00:13

cool story John... thanks

Half Pint John 22 Jul 17 06:44

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Originally Posted by MarkV (Post 3384798)
Was at Farnborough on a trade day the first time one of those came across the pond - wonder what the British ground control chatter sounded like.

If it was ground control then it was on the ground. Nothing more exciting than taxi instructions would have been needed.

phil74501 08 Aug 17 20:53

I came across this article. It has to be that same guy, he tells the same story from that video. He claims to have hit mach 3.5 over Libya.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/5511236/th...r-71-blackbird

Half Pint John 09 Aug 17 07:33

The SR-71 reached a top speed of Mach 3.4 during flight testing, with pilot Major Brian Shul reporting a speed of Mach 3.5 on an operational sortie ...

Is this the same guy?

phil74501 09 Aug 17 16:29

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Originally Posted by Half Pint John (Post 3391555)
The SR-71 reached a top speed of Mach 3.4 during flight testing, with pilot Major Brian Shul reporting a speed of Mach 3.5 on an operational sortie ...

Is this the same guy?

I think so. It has to be him. He even mentions Walter in the story from that link. He mentioned Walter in the OP link.

jeffdoorgunnr 12 Aug 17 20:48

SOB...........literally faster than a speeding bullet.........

johns624 12 Aug 17 22:59

I just listened to it. He reminds me of Arlo Guthrie doing Alice's Restaurant.


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