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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by hernaman86 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:12 pm


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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by shuck » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:50 pm

Vulcan74 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Afternoon All

I'm after some call signs used by the SR-71 in it's operational days. Have got Aspen as one used, but don't know any more.

Regards

Vulcan74


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HTH

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by Vulcan74 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:55 pm

Thanks much appreciated.

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by quid21 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:33 pm

hernaman86 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:12 pm
A good story

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/story-b ... edge-pass/
Please note that the photo in that 'story' is of the penultimate SR-71 leaving the UK, not a photo depicting the 'story'.

They did a follow up article about that:

https://theaviationgeekclub.com/author- ... edge-pass/

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by Madhatter492 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:45 pm

I live on the old flight path to RAF Alconbury (Oundle) and I remember seeing a SR-71 on approach.

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by graham luxton » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:14 pm

Madhatter492 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:45 pm
I live on the old flight path to RAF Alconbury (Oundle) and I remember seeing a SR-71 on approach.
I filmed an SR-71 make a PD to Alconbury when there was a deployment of Shaw RF-4C's there.

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by FraserP » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:44 pm

I used to live under the Cranwell approach and remember an SR71 flying right over the house on a PD possibly for a passing out parade. No radio then - early/mid1980s - and never saw a serial.

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by Vulcan74 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:41 pm

When I was at Marham in the 80's a message came over the tannoy. Blackbird approaching in 10 minutes for flypast, which was very impressive!!

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by Unknown74 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:30 am

Still gutted to have never seen one operational. I've only seen Duxford's Blackbird.

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by roughcutter » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:19 am

One even performed an overshoot at Valley in the late 80's. Apparently the Habu pilot was on exchange there when he had the "call"
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by roughcutter » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:18 am

Infact if I'm not mistaken, I think it may have been Rich Graham (I stand to be corrected as I haven't checked yet)
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by quid21 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:18 pm

roughcutter wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:18 am
Infact if I'm not mistaken, I think it may have been Rich Graham (I stand to be corrected as I haven't checked yet)
Thats potentially unlikely (but not impossible) since Rich Graham was selected In June of 1987 to become the Wing Commander of the 9th SRW, where he remained until November 1988. As the Wing Commander, he was responsible for 10,000 personnel and their dependents on base, over 85 Air Force aircraft deployed around the globe, and a base of 22,000 acres in northern California. He was assigned to the 14th Air Division, Beale AFB, until he retired on 30 September 1989.

Details taken from his bio at www.habu.org

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by roughcutter » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:45 pm

Admittedly that was a bit of a wild guess, but I do know for certain that the Habu pilot was at Valley when he got "the call", hence the flypast. I would surmise that VAS will probably have it on record.
... and a fair haired slightly balding Bobby Charlton to kick off!

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Re: SR-71 Blackbird question

Post by johnwayne » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:50 pm

shuck wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Vulcan74 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:43 pm
Afternoon All

I'm after some call signs used by the SR-71 in it's operational days. Have got Aspen as one used, but don't know any more.

Regards

Vulcan74


Lute, Phony, Quid, Tromp, Woody

HTH
Alconbury show flyby (84?) c/s was 'Oiler'.

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