If you have a spare five minutes, we recommend taking some time out to listen to this charming story from D. \/ .C. The tale follows a day in the life of a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird pilot out on a training run. The soothing narrator talks about what it is like cruising around in the super fast aircraft. The storyteller describes the view from the plane in glorious detail before delving into an anecdote about the long running rivalry between the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. We won’t give away the punchline but we guarantee the outcome will provide a smile.
The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird served with the U.S. Air Force between 1964 and 1998. 32 of the strategic reconnaissance aircraft were built in total, 12 of which were destroyed in accidents. It holds the world record for the fastest air breathing manned aircraft since 1976.
The identity of the storyteller isn’t known but his voice and storytelling pace is brilliant. The accompanying images of the video are taken from films and create a good backdrop for the audio.
The plane is so fast if a surface-to air missile was launched against it, the standard defense procedure was to simply accelerate and outfly the missile. D. \/ .C runs an eclectic channel of movie clips and aircraft related clips.
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