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  • 05-12-2009, 02:21 AM
    JLMTX83
    sounds like a book i MUST pick up
  • 04-17-2009, 02:27 AM
    Paul N
    Quote Originally Posted by DFW View Post
    Just a note of thanks to Prescience, who although being banned can certainly still read the forum. I enjoyed the heck out of the "ground speed check" story and as a result my wallet is a bit lighter.
    I was SOLD on that one as well!!! HAHAH
  • 04-17-2009, 12:13 AM
    DFW
    Just a note of thanks to Prescience, who although being banned can certainly still read the forum. I enjoyed the heck out of the "ground speed check" story and as a result my wallet is a bit lighter.
  • 04-14-2009, 08:52 AM
    skier775
    WOW, I loved that story. I can't even imagine how great those few seconds must've been.
  • 04-04-2009, 09:52 PM
    AMGBiturbo
    Just finished Skunk Works, it was awesome... Now I need a copy of Sled Driver.
  • 04-02-2009, 06:05 AM
    Paul N
    Quote Originally Posted by artherd View Post
    They almost always fly at or above 80k feet. But you gotta land sometime
    or dive the fu*ker on top of military space.
  • 04-02-2009, 02:45 AM
    artherd
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul N View Post
    Would would be more funny is a "State type aircraft" by the controller.

    i'm sure they don't get requests for flight level six zero zero too often. I wonder why they just don't fly at 60,500 out of class alpha.
    They almost always fly at or above 80k feet. But you gotta land sometime
  • 04-02-2009, 02:34 AM
    Paul N
    Quote Originally Posted by anomaly View Post
    In another famous SR-71 story, Los Angeles Center reported receiving a request for clearance to FL 600 (60,000ft). The incredulous controller, with some disdain in his voice, asked, “How do you plan to get up to 60,000 feet?

    The pilot (obviously a sled driver), responded, “We don’t plan to go up to it; we plan to go down to it.” He was cleared.
    Would would be more funny is a "State type aircraft" by the controller.

    i'm sure they don't get requests for flight level six zero zero too often. I wonder why they just don't fly at 60,500 out of class alpha.
  • 04-02-2009, 01:27 AM
    Kerry
    I grew up in an AFB town, stories like these always make my day. Great post(s)
  • 03-31-2009, 04:48 PM
    MD-Ram
    Quote Originally Posted by Prescience View Post
    bro-tato

    I'm not either of the guys. I'm just posting excerpts from the book
    I know - my point was that the post was super. Thanks for putting it up!!
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