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Chris Kern

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Blackbird Shoot
« on: April 24, 2022, 02:58:33 pm »

National Air and Space Museum, Chantilly, Virginia.  (The Lockheed SR-71 surveillance aircraft was nicknamed "Blackbird.")

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Re: Blackbird Shoot
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2022, 03:00:49 pm »

A truly fascinating airplane. Thanks, Chris.
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Re: Blackbird Shoot
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2022, 03:16:05 pm »

A truly fascinating airplane. Thanks, Chris.

Yes, indeed.  A remarkable aircraft in many respects, and one of the most distinctive and elegant airframes ever designed.

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On its last flight, March 6, 1990, Lt. Col. Ed Yielding and Lt. Col. Joseph Vida set a speed record by flying from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., in 1 hour, 4 minutes, and 20 seconds, averaging 3,418 kilometers (2,124 miles) per hour. At the flight's conclusion, they landed at Washington-Dulles International Airport and turned the airplane over to the Smithsonian.

More on the SR-71 here.

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Re: Blackbird Shoot
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2022, 07:50:59 pm »

Yes, both elegant and remarkable.
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Re: Blackbird Shoot
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2022, 07:21:08 am »

Excellent point of view for this shot.
Bravo!
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