posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 09:05 AM
a reply to: FredT
Thanks so much for sharing this, its boring at work here and i spend all day reading up about SR-71, A-12, U2, the amazing stories of different
pilots, how pilots know they are locked (complicated but very interesting) and the U2 incident over Russia and the troubles it brought Eisenhower at
the Paris Summit. I love the Nasa cover-up idea, it looked so silly with that painting on even with the picture in black & white. I could not find if
they still give pilots that Suicide-pill or if they stopped using that as Gary Powers clearly refuse to take it, and with good reason!
Mesmerizing stories to say the least.
I never knew there was a plane that preceded the SR-71 let alone that it was even faster then its predecessor, not very surprising as it was a lot
lighter with only one pilot and very inappropriately called the oxcart, i much more prefer the unofficial Lockheed name "Cygnus" for the A-12. Boy
must have that been a busy job in that cockpit.
Now to start the search for that framed pic of a cool afterburner using A-12 flying off into the horizon to hang on the wall.