ferengi80
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SR-71 Tribute Website

Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:17 pm

Hi guys,

This is my first post in Military aviation. A friend has e-mailed me this, and I thought I had to share it. Apologies if this has been posted before.

Cheers,

Ferengi

http://www.greatdanepromilitary.com/SR-71/index.htm
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RE: SR-71 Tribute Website

Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:23 pm

This is More Like it.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hZIGKwhQ8dw

SR-71a Night Launch!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oiVd2Pmw0OA&feature=related

[Edited 2008-11-18 15:27:52]
 
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RE: SR-71 Tribute Website

Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:53 pm

Interesting. Have recently read several books by people intimately involved in the Blackbird program, I wonder which of the pilots this is. One odd thing, tho. He states that his RSO is a Marine Major (Walt) but as far as I can tell, all crew members on actual AF missions were AF officers.

Read "Blackbird Rising" & "SR-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales and Legends".

There are also several websites by people that were involved in the program.
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RE: SR-71 Tribute Website

Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:59 am

A neighbour and close friend of mine was stationed in Bodø, Norway, flying F and CF-104Gs in the 70s and 80s and has told some good stories after a few beers (you know old fighterpilots...)

This is an episode he was involved in... http://www.wvi.com/~sr71webmaster/bodo.html

A good read

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RE: SR-71 Tribute Website

Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:31 pm

I think the SR-71 tribute might be a compilation of several different Blackbird stories. From the timeline in "SR-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales and Legends" comes this timeline that doesn't quite match what is in the tribute:

15 Apr 1986 SR-71A #980 performs postbombing damage assessment flights of Libya in
support of Operation Eldorado Canyone; USAF Pilot Jerry Glasser/RSO Blair
Bozek.


The RSO's name doesn't match what is stated in the tribute.


Still a great tribute to a great a/c.
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RE: SR-71 Tribute Website

Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:40 am



Quoting Ferengi80 (Thread starter):
Hi guys,

This is my first post in Military aviation. A friend has e-mailed me this, and I thought I had to share it. Apologies if this has been posted before.

Cheers,

Ferengi

http://www.greatdanepromilitary.com/...x.htm

Thanks for submitting this. SR-71 fans will be pleased.
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