Migz Takes Drivetribe To D.C. - The Coolest Car In The World... Is A Jet
Drivetribe Ambassador Coverage - SR 71 Blackbird (Udvar-Hazy)
By: Migz 11/29/2018
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When you put the Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird up against anything (including the space shuttle Discovery in the photo behind it), it dwarfs it in sheer awesomeness by comparison. There is nothing on this earth cooler than this machine! Positioned front and center at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia (Dulles International Airport), you can see this Skunk Works masterpiece in all its glory.
Did You Know? - Bruce Dickinson...
Even the coolest lead singer of all time, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, thought project Archangel was cool. So cool that in 1996 he tried to create his own band by the same name. Unfortunately the record label only allowed him to name the album 'Skunkworks'.
The Mighty Cockpit
Holding the world record for the fastest manned aircraft since 1976, this all titanium spy plane had a unit cost of $34 million dollars.
Do you know how many supercars you can buy with that?... Who cares!!!
The L.A. Speed Story - By SR-71A Pilot Major Brian Shul USAF
Flight Air Speed Record
Although the recorded flight airspeed record of the SR-71A Blackbird is 2,193.20 mph ... The true top speed is classified. Shul mentioned that he once reached Mach 3.5 (2685.44 mph) while evading a missile
Former SR-71 pilot Col. Buzz Carpenter's first-hand account of the aircraft's power and majesty
This was my final road trek for the year. I left Orlando, Florida early on Tuesday 11/20/2018 and drove up to D.C. just to visit the Udvar-Hazy center. This wasn't my first visit and it won't be last. It is definitely one of the most amazing museums in the world. When we arrived, I received a Facebook text from my friends from Anaheim, California. They texted "Are you guys in D.C. right now?" I responded that we were and that we were visiting Udvar-Hazy the next day. There was a dramatic pause "OMG, we are doing the same thing!" What are the odds of friends from across the country visiting the same museum (that apparently no one knows about), on Thanksgiving day?...
Our return home was the following Sunday and we traveled a bit off the beaten path of 95 south to journey down Skyline drive through the Shenandoah national park and catch a glimpse of the Blue Ridge Mountains (I have pics and videos). More to come, stay tuned!
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