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    In a previous career, I was an Aerospace Systems Operator on the R.A.F. (That's where the Aerospace, of my name, comes from!)

    This basically meant that I was working in radar.

    The radar would turn every 15 seconds, so that was the refresh rate......a typical airliner would make a track like this....


    ........................


    An SR71, coming into our airspace, and getting ready to land at Mildenhall or Lakenheath would look something like this


    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........

    There was nothing quite like seeing that baby come down the airway.

    I was also fortunate enough to fly simulators in the Air Force, and this was just one of the many that I flew.

    Thanks for posting the story Matt.....Brings a tear to my eye!
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    Is it just me who thinks that is one of the nicest looking planes ever made?!

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    Definitely not! I'm with you on that sparky!

    She's a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Is it just me who thinks that is one of the nicest looking planes ever made?!
    I'd say it was up there with the Avro Vulcan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    I'd say it was up there with the Avro Vulcan.

    oooOOOoo Sorry about this, but.......

    When I was on basic training at RAF Swinderby (1986) I was standing in a field, with the rest of my training flight, when we started to hear a roar....

    Our Sgt, whose name escapes my, but could have been Kineston, said "Lads, you are about to witness something special"

    A couple of minutes later that roar had turned almost deafening, and a Vulcan flew directly overhead, at about 500ft.....Spectacular!

    (This thread seems to be turning into a Mango reminisces thread....Apologies!!!)

    I'd also say that in the preview, the dots were spaced out a LOT more than when it gets posted properly!!!

    They should have been MUCH wider than that!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    I'd say it was up there with the Avro Vulcan.
    +1 to that. OT have you read Vulcan 607 great read!

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