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03-25-2009, 10:07 PM #11
03-25-2009, 10:30 PM #12
That was an awesome read. I remember going to a local AFB (in CA) when I was a kid and seeing it there. It took off and a short time after (I can't remember the exact time) and they announced it was in NY.
03-25-2009, 10:55 PM #13Senior Member
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03-26-2009, 05:08 AM #14
03-26-2009, 06:00 AM #15
I love reading Sled Driver and it's a signed copy by Brian Shul. Sisters got it for me in 94'.
I also have another by Brian and his RSO Walter Watson Jr. called " The Untouchables". The Libyan boader run is recounted there as well.
03-26-2009, 06:15 AM #16
That was a pretty cool read. I see that book sitting on my bookshelf soon.
03-26-2009, 03:05 PM #17
03-26-2009, 03:43 PM #18
So well written. Makes your heart beat a little faster just reading about it. Those guys were studs to do what they did.
03-26-2009, 05:52 PM #19
that's awesome! Long live the SR-71.
03-26-2009, 07:22 PM #20
I was wondering why you guy's were bemoaning the price... until I went onto Amazon.com; appears the good copies are worth $200-300 and signed copies are north of $300.
I now recall how I came to get the book. I was finsihing up building a SR71 model from Monogram; cheap little model but it looked cool. My sisters gave me $150 in Amazon dollars and I picked up both Sled Driver (singed) and The Untouchables. I think the books didn't go for much back then; who knew!
So I checked "The Untouchable by Brian Shul" and damn, it too is north of $100 and it's in what I consider excellent condition since I didn't read it after the first time; just put it in the book shelf to collect dust.
And Skunk Works is pretty cool too! I knew one guy who passed away some 3-4 years ago, who was part of the F-117A project. Every Lockheed employee (inlcuding my brother) get's to bring home a video of their specific piece of the project. It was pretty cool to see the development of the F-117A in the short 15 minute movie. Makes one wonder what the movie for the SR-71 must be worth!!!