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Old 21 Jul 17, 18:07
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Center what is my ground speed

http://digg.com/video/la-speed-check-blackbird-story
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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.
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cool story John... thanks
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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.
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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
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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?
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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.
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I just listened to it. He reminds me of Arlo Guthrie doing Alice's Restaurant.
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