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There is a few really great stories about the SR-71 on the internet, many out of the book "Sled Driver". I would not (as it is customary on other parts of the internet) leave the full copy-pasta here, but I do recommend the "air speed check) story (to be found e.g. at https://oppositelock.kinja.com/favorite-sr-71-story-10791270... ) and the low fly-by (e.g. at https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-sr-71-blackbirds-most-...).



I re-read the "air speed check" story every time it's posted. It never gets old.


Same here!

I first came across the story here on HN, and every time someone mentions it I re-read it. It truly never gets old; only now I just got goosebumps. I think it's the people bonding part that gets me.




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