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Major Brian Shul, USAF, SR-71 Pilot
« on: August 25, 2017, 10:33:26 »
http://www.loopinsight.com/2017/07/18/sr-71-blackbird-speed-check/

I am sure most people here have "read about this story for years but hearing it from the pilot’s mouth is pretty cool".

Also in the comments section of the video:

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In this talk at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Vietnam-era attack pilot and retired Air Force major Brian Shul, author of "Sled Driver: Flying the World's Fastest Jet," reveals fascinating details of piloting the SR-71. Using his rare aviation slides and stories as a vehicle, he tells a broader inspired story.
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Re: Major Brian Shul, USAF, SR-71 Pilot
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 12:35:47 »
I cannot thank you enough for posting this. I've not seen any better video on Youtube, and this really deserved its own thread, so I split it off.

The original link did not work for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wigZsFypdyI was the one given in the comments on the first video and did work.

I may have, many years ago, done one (and one only) of the things that Major Shul did. It may have involved a different windsurfer.

Thanks again.
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Re: Major Brian Shul, USAF, SR-71 Pilot
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 15:49:34 »
I couldn't stop smiling, this is really a great video. Awesome build up too.
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Re: Major Brian Shul, USAF, SR-71 Pilot
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 15:57:22 »
I couldn't stop smiling, this is really a great video. Awesome build up too.

The Air Traffic Controller was probably smiling too, because he knew that, short of the Space Shuttle checking in for a groundspeed check during re-entry, "One-thousand, nine-hundred and ninety-two knots across the ground" would do a fine job shutting everyone else the heck up. ;D

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Re: Major Brian Shul, USAF, SR-71 Pilot
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 12:44:27 »
Thank you Rifleman and Loachman.  Enjoying the speech very much, what a guy.
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