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SR-71 Last Flight  
User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9433 times:

When was the last flight of the SR-71? Or what was the last known flight of the plane? I have heard rumors they have replaced some of the engines on it and its doing some testing...from pilots who have heard odd callsigns from crazy flight levels..


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9396 times:

Quoting Cessna057 (Thread starter):
When was the last flight of the SR-71? Or what was the last known flight of the plane?

AFAIK Nasa is still flying their two.



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1669 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 9382 times:

Does the USAF still have theirs in mothballs?

Marc


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2648 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9371 times:

The last flight of a NASA SR-71 was on October 9, 1999.

User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9316 times:

The last USAF flight was Beale AFB to Dulles International. This is the aircraft that is in the Air & Space Museum at IAD.

User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3402 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9196 times:

They don't need to fly them anymore as they've got a fleet of Mach 9, cheese-powered Auroras!

User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9111 times:

Any concept sketches of the Aurora on A.Net?


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 9050 times:

Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 5):
They don't need to fly them anymore as they've got a fleet of Mach 9, cheese-powered Auroras!

....or Google Earth...



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User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9026 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 1):
AFAIK Nasa is still flying their two.

I've got claims around the airport i fly at that they have heard Aspen callsigns multiple times over the last few weeks..



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User currently offlineRes From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8987 times:

Quoting Cessna057 (Reply 8):
I've got claims around the airport i fly at that they have heard Aspen callsigns multiple times over the last few weeks

The U-2s and T-38s out of Beale still use those callsigns, I would guess.



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User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8914 times:

Quoting Res (Reply 9):
The U-2s and T-38s out of Beale still use those callsigns, I would guess.

Do they go up to FL600 and such at similar speeds?



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8868 times:

Oops. See the post below.

[Edited 2007-02-09 18:24:40]

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8868 times:

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 2):
Does the USAF still have theirs in mothballs?

All the USAF SR-71's (and A-12's) have been put on static display, a various locations around the States and one is at Duxford in the UK.


User currently offlineRes From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 8676 times:

Quoting Cessna057 (Reply 10):
Do they go up to FL600 and such at similar speeds?

U-2s at FL600? You can bet the U-2 is up there regularly - No question about it.
Speed-wise, on the other hand, are all reports of "ASPEN" at crazy speeds? Find the facts before speculating on what other pilots have said.



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User currently offlineCessna057 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8652 times:

Quoting Res (Reply 13):
U-2s at FL600? You can bet the U-2 is up there regularly - No question about it.
Speed-wise, on the other hand, are all reports of "ASPEN" at crazy speeds? Find the facts before speculating on what other pilots have said.

No man, I'm not stating any of it as a fact, just that I HAVE heard from other pilots (not very reliable, i know), about high speed planes with aspen callsigns, and I was just saying, so dont get on me about anything..  Sad



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User currently offlineJ.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 666 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 8538 times:

Quoting Res (Reply 9):
The U-2s and T-38s out of Beale still use those callsigns, I would guess.

The T-38's from Beale we see are ROPER callsign's.

JM



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User currently offlineRes From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8529 times:

Yeah, they come into my local airport as Roper, too.... But I'm almost positive I've heard them use more than just Roper before.


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