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SR-71A Cockpit View

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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 07:56 PM
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Found this at Foxtrot Alpha.

nmusafvirtualtour.com...


Pretty cool 360 view of the SR-71A. just thought I'd bring this here for you all.




posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: thishereguy

if you look "up" at the top of the canopy , there's some type of fluid near the win dow.

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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: thishereguy

Nice view. Gauges, lol.


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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: thishereguy

Where exactly are you looking?



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

the top where the win dows are . the part that comes down ?


by prop for the canopy. hope i'm saying that right.
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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Just like that.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:21 PM
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originally posted by: thishereguy
a reply to: Zaphod58

the top where the win dows are . the part that comes down ?


by prop for the canopy. hope i'm saying that right.




should have said on the side with the prop.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:25 PM
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I would remove the seat and install a toilet because that's about all I would be using if I ever flew that thing. When I first clicked, I went, yeeaah.....and that's why I'm not a pilot. Very intimidating. I'm sure Zaphod will come along soon and explain how easy it all is.


Cool post.
S+F



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: thishereguy

You mean by the screw, where it looks like green liquid running down in two rows?

It's sealant for the canopy window when it was replaced.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

No, you'd be wearing a space suit and diaper for the mission.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

yes that's it . ok, now i understand.at first , i thought , glue? lol

or maybe snot where the pikot sneezed.

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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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I find it odd and interesting that there is a list of com freqs including the civilian emergency freq rather than military freqs. Whats up with that?



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:33 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: intrptr

Just like that.


Sorry. Orientation fail. Thats some canopy.



Not much of a view through those ports. I read somewhere(?) that the canopy glass became so hot in flight their gloves would stick if they touched it. They had to wear space suits just to survive in that environment.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: thishereguy

That would make a big mess in his helmet. It's pretty interesting to watch them suit up. Takes a couple of hours for them to get done with everything they have to put on.




posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: whywhynot

Air Traffic Control. They're under civilian control for a lot of the flight.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Brian Shul took his camera up with him on a number of flights, and took some amazing pictures. But he ran into the problem of where to keep it when it wasn't in use. If he put it down near his leg it got so cold, it would start to freeze. If he put it up on the instrument panel, it would get so hot, it would damage the camera. So he would have to put it down near his leg to cool it, then put it on the instrument panel to warm it up again, then back on his leg for the entire flight.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

yeah i kinda figured that. my failed attempt at humour. did you notice on full screen, in the background there's more planes in the pic?



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

There is a different emergency freq for civilian and military traffic, also the same for ATC in Centers that have any significant military traffic. I just found it curious that they would only list the civilian one.



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:40 PM
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a reply to: thishereguy

Of which? The first link?



posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: whywhynot

Because if something happened and if the plane came down in the wrong place, it doesn't risk giving away the frequencies for the military side of things.



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