Monday, November 28, 2011

SR-71 Blackbird flight video. Shot with SR-71 flying at near minimum flight speed

                    

"The SR-71 Blackbird in flight video. This video is shot with the SR-71 flying at near minimum flight speed as there are few aircraft that could match the speed of SR-71, for more than a few minutes at best, even at it's lower end operation speeds. During the refueling sequence, note that near the end of the refueling cycle, the KC-135 appears to be nose down in flght attitude. This is because as the SR-71 nears fuel capacity, it must increase speed, so the KC-135 must go into a shallow dive with the throttles to the firewall, and fly at maximum operating speed, with the SR-71 wallowing around behind it at near minimum flight speed..."

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