Cessna057
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SR-71 Last Flight

Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:17 pm

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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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:28 pm

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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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:37 pm

Does the USAF still have theirs in mothballs?

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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:05 pm

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

Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:45 pm

The last USAF flight was Beale AFB to Dulles International. This is the aircraft that is in the Air & Space Museum at IAD.
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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:51 am

They don't need to fly them anymore as they've got a fleet of Mach 9, cheese-powered Auroras!
 
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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:18 am

Any concept sketches of the Aurora on A.Net?
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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:12 am

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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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:41 am

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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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:20 pm

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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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:47 am

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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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:22 am

Oops. See the post below.

[Edited 2007-02-09 18:24:40]
 
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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:23 am

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.
 
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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:20 am

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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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:36 am

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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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:21 am

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.

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RE: SR-71 Last Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:47 am

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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