Friday, June 8, 2012 6:40:17 AM
I've met former pilots of the SR-71 (and heard one really hilarious control tower tape). The Blackbird is basically in afterburner at all times. It has enough ignitor to ignite the afterburners 16 times. According to the pilots, the two engines` afterburners NEVER kickoff at exactly the same time. Makes for a rough kick.
Thursday, June 7, 2012 11:13:01 PM
Ya know, this is weird. I don't much care for calling "photoshop," but I`m genuinely trying to figure this one out. Someone already noted that it appears to be an SR-71 (there sure as hell aren`t many planes that look like that, and the others are even less possible than the SR-71), but they most definitely never would have allowed someone to pull a sign around behind one. And besides, the absolute last flight of a Blackbird was in 1999; in fact, only 2 flyable Blackbirds even exist anymore, both possessed by NASA (citation). So unless that photo was taken before 1999--I guess maybe the sign was put up to lament the final end and retirement of the plane--I don`t see how this picture could have ever happened. Although hot damn, I would`ve liked to have seen it, when it did.