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Old 07-23-2017, 11:51 AM   #15041
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Default Here's an SR-71 Story That'll Make You Laugh

Messin' with air traffic controllers, and the Navy

If you're going to show off, make sure you really are top dog.

In this great little clip, an SR-71 pilot tells a story about flying around the Western United States to build up crew hours when small plane pilots started calling into air traffic control to ask their ground speed. Shortly thereafter, a Navy F-18 pilot dials in to put them in their place, asking the controller to broadcast his speed over the air, a cool 620 knots across the ground.

What the Navy pilot didn't realize was that a Blackbird was soaring through the area, at speeds that were...just a little faster.

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