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SR-71A display

Post by xkekeith » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:01 pm

SR-71A display at the RAF Mildenhall Airfete 1984

Image17974 SR-71A 9th SRW det4 afterburner by Keith Heywood, on Flickr
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Re: SR-71A display

Post by Knife 04 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:55 pm

Asymmetric thrust flyby - love it Keith!

Another great scan

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Re: SR-71A display

Post by Thunderbolt II » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:25 pm

Beautiful shot!

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Re: SR-71A display

Post by Malcolm » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:36 pm

Might be an old wives tale, but ISTR at one Mildenhall show the SR had some sort of 'flame out' during a low speed flyby. The pilot surged the other engine up to 11 which produced huge assymetric yaw. This was corrected by a bootfull of rudder, but the sudden left/right/straght ahead motion caused the WSO/backseater to whack their head on both sides of the canopy. There was a large 'fireball' out the back of one or other engine as the burners ignited.

Pretty sure I've seen photos of the 'flameout' somewhere in the past - is this the same event?

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Post by Sparts99 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:02 pm

that is some rudder deflection
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Post by Knife 04 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:08 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:36 pm
Might be an old wives tale, but ISTR at one Mildenhall show the SR had some sort of 'flame out' during a low speed flyby. The pilot surged the other engine up to 11 which produced huge assymetric yaw. This was corrected by a bootfull of rudder, but the sudden left/right/straght ahead motion caused the WSO/backseater to whack their head on both sides of the canopy. There was a large 'fireball' out the back of one or other engine as the burners ignited.

Pretty sure I've seen photos of the 'flameout' somewhere in the past - is this the same event?
That was 1986 Malcolm although not sure about the RSO smacking his head

Stu Freer (aka 'Big Crow' on here) has an awesome shot of it!

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Re: SR-71A display

Post by paddyboy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:34 am

Cracking shot Keith :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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PS: 1986 it was and we were front dead centre when that flame out pass occurred :Wow:
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Re: SR-71A display

Post by raptor9 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 am

Video'd it. Col. Rich Graham explained the technicalities of this event in one of his excellent books about flying the S.R. 71, or, as it was supposed to be called 'the R.S. 71 until President Nixon got the letters the wrong way round!.

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Post by graham luxton » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:04 am

raptor9 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 am
Video'd it. Col. Rich Graham explained the technicalities of this event in one of his excellent books about flying the S.R. 71, or, as it was supposed to be called 'the R.S. 71 until President Nixon got the letters the wrong way round!.
It was President Johnson.

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Post by H.A.Bucken » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:44 am

Re. the big unstarts (Duncan Cubit had pictures of it published) I spoke to some Pratt and Whitney guys in the Jude's Ferry later that day (Saturday) or Sunday- "was it supposed to do that?" NO was the categorical reply!
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Post by quid21 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:42 pm

It was actually, apparently all the TEB shooting out the back of the engines that caused the fireballs according to Rich Graham's book, Mike Smith and Doug Soifer were the crew - I believe that may have been 1986.

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Re: SR-71A display

Post by F3 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:41 am

raptor9 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 am
Video'd it. Col. Rich Graham explained the technicalities of this event in one of his excellent books about flying the S.R. 71, or, as it was supposed to be called 'the R.S. 71 until President Nixon got the letters the wrong way round!.
Amazing how such a large nation always seems to elect its biggest Dick as President. Plus ca change!

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Re: SR-71A display

Post by raptor9 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:04 pm

Thanks Graham. Memory fade again. The older I am, the better I was. Regards. Remember Jude's Ferry with fond recollections of lovely summer lunches with friends down by the river. Thanks to Mr. Bucken for that.

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Post by Blackcat1 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:54 pm

Cool Sled!

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Re: SR-71A display

Post by quid21 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:24 pm

F3 wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:41 am
raptor9 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 am
Video'd it. Col. Rich Graham explained the technicalities of this event in one of his excellent books about flying the S.R. 71, or, as it was supposed to be called 'the R.S. 71 until President Nixon got the letters the wrong way round!.
Amazing how such a large nation always seems to elect its biggest Dick as President. Plus ca change!
That can be said for countries of any size.

The story is not true according to Col. Rich Graham (USAF Retired) who researched the speech and wrote his findings in his book 'Flying the SR-71'.

He contacted the chief archivist at the LBJ Library and was sent copy of the original speech text that President Lyndon Johnson used and his speech said SR-71, however the stenographer that transcribed the speech for waiting reporters wrote RS-71. And so that is the real story behind the myth that the President misspoke.

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