Friday, July 12, 2013
I Fly The SR-71!
I got to fly the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane today! Well, I mean, it wasn't really the WHOLE plane - just the front end and cockpit that was saved after an accident. It is on display in the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field, in Seattle. Well I didn't actually FLY it, either. It was on the floor of the museum the whole time. I just kind of SAT in it. But it was EXACTLY like flying the real thing, if you are a 12-year old, who is nuts about aviation, like I am. The SR-71 is a legendary airplane and was the world's fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft throughout its career. How about 85,000 feet and Mach 3.2+ How about Los Angeles to Washington, DC in 64 minutes and 20 seconds! Yikes! Can you understand my excitement to be sitting in the cockpit of such an amazing aircraft?
Posted by Ken Spencer at 11:48 PM