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  1. All these distractions

    All I intended to do this morning on the computer was to file my bid for next week's(?) flights with Noble Air, check up on a couple of scenery files I wanted to add, and write briefly to this blog. Instead, I also downloaded a Tu-144 that was over 100MB, checked the GMInsideNews forum for the latest and greatest (or at least the most predictable). I intended to do these thing briefly, and proceed to the gym in my continuing fight with my ever distorting shape.

    But, no, it turned ...
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  2. SR-71 My introduction

    In a land far far away I served a 37 month tour of duty as a Senior Radar Maintenance Supervisor in The US Army. One night I was summoned to the operations room with a complaint that the radar system I was monitoring was giving "False returns". I trotted down the hall and asked the operators what was worth getting me up in the middle of the night. I was immediately shown a radar "Track", on an 1800+ knot aircraft inbound. A very quick system check showed the system was working ...
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  3. An experiment.

    Just checking this thing out. It's my first experience with any blog.

    Darrell
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  4. More about that sailing.

    xxmikexx asked me about the sailing I did last week. Well, when I say I was sailing all last week, I don't actually mean I was on a boat 24/7.

    I just went sailing every day. I sailed various dingies - Pico, Laser 1, RS Feva. If you've never heard of these, don't worry. You may have seen the Laser at the Olympics, which Ben Ainslie of the UK won!

    I'll see if I can get some photos, I think there might be one.
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  5. Aurora Info

    As Mike McCarthy suggested, I'm here to tell what I have learned about Area 51 and the Aurora from the internet and various books I've had a look at.
    First off, supposedly, the Aurora took it's first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51) in 1989. It was retired in around 1999 or so but was then put back into service recently.
    I'll just list the estimated statistics here from wikipedia (I know wiki isn't a reliable resource, but a reliable resource wouldn't matter to much with an aircraft ...
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