Re: [NTLK] [OT] up in the sky

From: Eric L. Strobel (
Date: Mon Jun 24 2002 - 09:03:38 EDT

on 6/24/02 8:52 AM, Mark Bock at wrote:

> When I was a kid I saw the YF-12A at the Wright-Patterson Air Force
> Museum in Dayton, Ohio. And I've seen the A-12 on the Intrepid from a
> distance (didn't have time to go up close). And I know the National
> Air and Space Museum in DC has an SR-71, but I'm not sure where
> they're keeping it. It might be in their restoration facility in
> Maryland.

I believe it's at the Dulles facility, which is due to open up in a few
years or so.

> I'm just glad that there are a few still flying. There are some
> aircraft that should never become completely extinct; the SR-71 is
> one of them. (The B-29 is another -- currently only one in the world
> in flying condition, but apparently soon to be joined by a second.)

At the risk of propelling this off-topic discussion further... It would be
great to see a B-36 flying.

- Eric.


Eric Strobel (fyzycyst_at_NOSPAM^

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