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I wish I could have been there - moment!

Old 01-15-2008, 03:33 PM
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Taken from another non car related forum:

Gents; I was once flying off the coast in the LA area. An aircraft requested from the air traffic controler flight level One, Zero, Zero, Zero. That's one hundred thousand feet to you non-pilot types. Air traffic control obviously thought the request was a mistake and passed "Sure, why not. You can have it..if you can get there." Moments later I heard the air controller scream "Holy Shit did you see that!". I don't think he meant to key the mike but he did. I had my air search radar on and I saw that aircraft scream straight up and off my scope. The aircraft outstripped my bird's ability to clock its speed. It was my one and only encounter with a Blackbird. I was in absolute awe
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:11 PM
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When I was in the Navy I was an Operations Specialist working on the Air Search radar side of the business and I can actually imagine that take place!! Blackbird for the big win again!!!
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