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This may be the single greatest aviation story ever told, it’s about the iconic SR-71 Blackbird. The story, from the now out-of-print book Sled Driver by former SR-71 jockey Brian Shul (available used on Amazon for just $700). Here’s the ultimate aviation troll: (tribunist.com) Mais...

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demenocal
Dan deMenocal 9
One of the comments posted on that story was a great follow-up: "the one where the SR-71 pilot asks permission to fly at 80,000 feet. The local tower responds that if he can get there it is all his. The sled pilot says "Roger, descending to 80,000".

Funny!
Pileits
Pileits 4
Still fun to read it again...
gcottay
George Cottay 1
Thanks, Jonathan.
byingtongh
Greg Byington 1
That is a great story!
jwmson
jwmson 1
An old story, but still super to read.
SmokedChops
SmokedChops 1
just imagine the stories that they CAN'T share...
linbb
linbb -5
And on another slow news day another repost of a repost....................
bentwing60
bentwing60 7
It's ok lin, there might be some new folks on the forum who hadn't heard this story, and for a change it has nothing to do with an air carrier. Count you blessings.
plupa
Paul Lupa 3
I'm just glad there wasn't a response blaming it on a POTUS. :)

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