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    SR-71 Blackbird?

    Some folks have enquired about the SR71 cockpit in my current Avatar. Here is a better view.

    SR-71 Blackbird?

    These images were taken at the Boeing Museum of Flight just south of Seattle, WA. What looks like an SR-71 is actually an M-21 with a D-21 photo-recon drone. Both the M-21 and the SR-71 were derived from the A-12 reconnaissance aircraft so they possess many of the same attributes and appearance.

    SR-71 Blackbird?

    This is one of the jet engines used in the A-12, M-21, YF-12, and SR-71 aircraft.

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    Enjoy!
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    Wow nice images

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    Re: SR-71 Blackbird?

    Didn't know you can see this in a museum. It should be fascinating.

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    Re: SR-71 Blackbird?

    Quote Originally Posted by DesertRose View Post
    Wow nice images
    Thank you Divya! With a little bit of magic pixie dust, we might just be able to get this M-21/D-21 airborne!

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    Re: SR-71 Blackbird?

    Thanks Frank,

    Looks like you had fun.

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    Re: SR-71 Blackbird?

    Hey Frank,
    If you ever make it to Texas, you might be interested in visiting the Flight Museum in Galveston. When my plane-crazy brother visits me, we always need to take him there.
    http://www.lsfm.org/

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    Re: SR-71 Blackbird?

    Frank, I've visited that museum while in Seattle visiting my daughter at college. Was there activity on the airfield during your visit? We were entertained by Boeing's newest airship doing touch and goes as well as some very nice vintage aircraft ariving at, or departing from Boeing field. Great shots above, thanks for sharing!

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    Re: SR-71 Blackbird?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris V View Post
    Hey Frank,
    If you ever make it to Texas, you might be interested in visiting the Flight Museum in Galveston. When my plane-crazy brother visits me, we always need to take him there.
    http://www.lsfm.org/
    I'll keep the link just in case! Thanks Kris!

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    Re: SR-71 Blackbird?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kdfrank View Post
    Frank, I've visited that museum while in Seattle visiting my daughter at college. Was there activity on the airfield during your visit? We were entertained by Boeing's newest airship doing touch and goes as well as some very nice vintage aircraft ariving at, or departing from Boeing field. Great shots above, thanks for sharing!
    Hi Kerry, the airfield was pretty quiet at the time I was there but there was lots to see and do.

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