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britishtrident

posted on 1/8/17 at 02:56 PM Reply With Quote
Aviation Youtube really worth watching -- SR71 Pilot.







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posted on 1/8/17 at 03:57 PM Reply With Quote
You should read Annie Jacobson's book Area 51 if you're into that kind of thing. Some amazing stories from pilots and engineers who worked on secret programmes.
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theconrodkid

posted on 1/8/17 at 04:08 PM Reply With Quote
We need a "like" button on here, interesting to hear these fella,s speak





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David Jenkins

posted on 1/8/17 at 04:26 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for putting this up, BT. I read his book "Sled Driver" ages ago, and it is really good - worth a read if you can get hold of a copy. In it he goes into detail about driving the SR-71, and how hard it was; things like not getting the engine intake cones positioned correctly and having an engine stall at Mach 3 - both he and his co-pilot ended up with their helmets slammed against the side of the cockpit as the plane jolted to one side. Scary.

He's a really good speaker too - I liked the story of his first flight, and the extra cheese!





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Slater

posted on 2/8/17 at 03:49 PM Reply With Quote
Very interesting clip, thanks for posting.





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FuryRebuild

posted on 3/8/17 at 09:05 AM Reply With Quote
Just watched this (should have been working )

I've read sled-driver, but seeing this talk was awesome. thanks for posting.





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nick205

posted on 3/8/17 at 09:21 AM Reply With Quote
I like a good book.

Just checked ebay for Sled Driver and it appears to be 300

Might try the local library for a copy.

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David Jenkins

posted on 3/8/17 at 12:26 PM Reply With Quote
If you're interested in this, then you might like this video about the SR-71 engines... clever, very clever...







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FuryRebuild

posted on 3/8/17 at 12:28 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by nick205
I like a good book.

Just checked ebay for Sled Driver and it appears to be 300

Might try the local library for a copy.


I noticed the books they're selling are very limited run, and some of them are signed. I think it would be worth it as a collector's item.





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scootz

posted on 3/8/17 at 12:51 PM Reply With Quote
Really enjoyed that. Thanks.





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wylliezx9r

posted on 3/8/17 at 01:50 PM Reply With Quote
Excellent video thanks for sharing





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sebastiaan

posted on 4/8/17 at 07:54 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by FuryRebuild
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
I like a good book.

Just checked ebay for Sled Driver and it appears to be 300

Might try the local library for a copy.


I noticed the books they're selling are very limited run, and some of them are signed. I think it would be worth it as a collector's item.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75825933/Document s/Books/Sled%20Driver%20%28Shul%29.pdf

For pre-purchase browsing only, of course :-)

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nick205

posted on 7/8/17 at 07:55 AM Reply With Quote
Managed to watch the Youtube video (in sections) over the weekend - FANTASTIC!

The chap has suffered some great hardships in life, but really is an inspiration to keep pushing and try harder.

The section where he recounts various pilots asking air traffic control for a ground speed had me in stitches Mainly because I couldn't have done it any different myself had I been in the SR-71. I don't see it as showing off, merely getting some perspective on things.

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nick205

posted on 8/8/17 at 02:16 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sebastiaan
quote:
Originally posted by FuryRebuild
quote:
Originally posted by nick205
I like a good book.

Just checked ebay for Sled Driver and it appears to be 300

Might try the local library for a copy.


I noticed the books they're selling are very limited run, and some of them are signed. I think it would be worth it as a collector's item.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75825933/Document s/Books/Sled%20Driver%20%28Shul%29.pdf

For pre-purchase browsing only, of course :-)



An inspiring read so far!

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Nathsx

posted on 8/8/17 at 03:39 PM Reply With Quote
Really enjoyed this, Thanks
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Ivan

posted on 8/8/17 at 05:09 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for posting - wife & I thoroughly enjoyed the video.
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chrisxr2

posted on 28/8/17 at 03:41 PM Reply With Quote
Awesome

Really really enjoyed that, thanks.





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