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Have Any Here Ever See A SR-71 Takeoff.  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3649 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

For anybody that have seen a SR-71 on take off. I am wonder how loud it is and dose it have a sharp rotation, I am really curious how this jet perform in person.

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User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5408 times:

It is pretty ear shattering, and has a pretty impressive rotation angle. I was little, but I remember it.

User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1609 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5395 times:
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It was 27 years ago, but I still remember that it was incredibly loud.

User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5368 times:

The SR-71A is just about the meanest machine I have ever herd take off more like a Rocket Launch at night!

Here is a clip from a site I visit when I need a Blackbird fix.

http://www.airshowphotography.com/videos/86sr71a.jpg

The main site.

http://www.airshowphotography.com/videos/videos1.html


User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5295 times:

My 2 years stationed at RAF Mildenhall from 84 to 86 I never got bored watching it take off, its rate of climb was rocket like and its engines howled even louder than the all the Q model tankers hitting water on takeoff to support her. Plus the tell tale sign of SR-71 engine start when you heard the unmuffled roar of its 454 big block chevy start carts roaring to life at about 0700 in the morning.


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User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5177 times:

Closely followed by the Twinn Thunder Clap of the Engines coming to life and If you got lucky as I did peering in through the fence with my mates the Green Flash of the TEB Ignition!

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13220 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

Saw SR-71's on display at RAF Mildenhall airshows in the 1980's, unforgettable, more so when they did their 'reheat farting' trick as part of the display.

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5153 times:

I was stationed at Beale AFB in the Air Force and worked on the SR-71's and watched lots of takeoffs. The best spot was from the launch truck that followed the plane to the runway on each takeoff. When the throttles were advanced and afterburners kicked in the truck would rock. Since I was in the sheet metal shop I only got to do it a few times but it was a thrill each time. But it didn't matter where you were on base when the SR took off you knew it, because it is loud.

I also grew up in Palmdale, California and got to see the first flight of the SR-71 .


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