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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 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 9279 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, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9242 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, 1602 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9228 times:

Does the USAF still have theirs in mothballs?

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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2616 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9217 times:
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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 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9162 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, 3397 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9042 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, 1894 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 8957 times:

Any concept sketches of the Aurora on A.Net?


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 8896 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 8 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 8872 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 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8833 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 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 8760 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 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8714 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 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8714 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 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8522 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 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 8498 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, 663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8384 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 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 8375 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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