July 30, 2014
licoricewall:

岸本セシル (Cecil Kishimoto): MORE - Sep 2014

licoricewall:

岸本セシル (Cecil Kishimoto): MORE - Sep 2014

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July 30, 2014

projecthabu:

     This SR-71 Blackbird cockpit got more flight time than all of the other Blackbird aircraft put together, and every single Blackbird pilot, at one point or another, had their hands on these stick and throttles. This is the one and only SR-71 simulator, used for crew selection and training, on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas.

     Even though this is a simulator, this is truly a Blackbird cockpit. Every component is the same, and the only visual difference are the windows are not transparent. At one point, the Air Force considered installing a virtual reality display system in the windows, but it was decided that the Blackbird simulator did not need a visual reference to the world surrounding them, because in this bird, you were more of a systems operator than a pilot. 

     This simulator, operating from 1965 to 1999, was just as top secret as any of the Blackbird aircraft, for obvious reasons. Every Blackbird pilot went through a selection process, and a year of training. During the selection process, applicants spent 30 hours in the simulator. If you were lucky enough to be selected as a pilot, you spent 100 hours in the sim before you would even touch one of the two-seat SR-71B or SR-71C trainer aircraft. This training process was longer and more intensive than any aircraft in the world, excluding the space shuttle. This was because each Blackbird was truly a national asset, and there were so few of them.

     Nearly every Blackbird pilot author, at one point or another, has mentioned this simulator in their book. They recount tales of sweating bullets during the selection process, spending hours in the sim at a time, learning hard lessons. They also tell about how good the sim was, and how once they finally flew an actual Blackbird, they felt right at home.

     The Frontiers of Flight Museum was gracious enough to let Project Habu inside the cockpit to photograph up close, which is typically not open to the public. It was truly surreal to sit in this cockpit and touch the controls, knowing every one of the pilots whom I admire so much, started right here. You can view the outside of the simulator in a previous post (click here to view). 

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July 30, 2014
4wheelsproject:

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4wheelsproject:

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July 30, 2014
mmtki:

poochin:

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mmtki:

poochin:

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July 30, 2014
doyoulikevintage:

Fiat 600 multipla taxi 1956

doyoulikevintage:

Fiat 600 multipla taxi 1956

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July 30, 2014
lahoriblefollia:

The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008

lahoriblefollia:

The Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft is transported to its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Oct. 10, 2008

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July 30, 2014
doyoulikevintage:

Fiat 600 Multipla

doyoulikevintage:

Fiat 600 Multipla

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July 30, 2014
topmiata:

Your thoughts on the ND engine? 

/ via Andy Foat | www.TopMiata.com
| #TopMiata #mazda #miata #mx5 #eunos #roadster #miatand #mx5nd #miata2015

topmiata:

Your thoughts on the ND engine?

/ via Andy Foat | www.TopMiata.com
| #TopMiata #mazda #miata #mx5 #eunos #roadster #miatand #mx5nd #miata2015

July 30, 2014

apply-pressure:

Absolutely gorgeous

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July 30, 2014
itcars:

Custom Mazda RX-7
Image by Ryan Small

itcars:

Custom Mazda RX-7

Image by Ryan Small

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July 30, 2014
"普天間基地移設先として工事が進められている名護市辺野古のキャンプシュワブにて、自称市民団体による一般市民への襲撃事件が発生しました。
7月25日午後4時5分頃、基地内への所用を済ませたAさんの車両が、キャンプシュワブ旧第一ゲートから国道329号へ左折しようとしたところ、ゲート周 辺にたむろしていた自称「市民団体」の男女十数名に取り囲まれ、口々に「車から引き摺り下ろせ」「殺してやる」などの脅迫を受けた上に、車内に拡声器を 突っ込まれました。
その後「市民団体」の活動家らはAさんの車内に手を入れ車の鍵を開け車内に進入しようとしたのですが、Aさんの必死の抵抗により難を逃れたとのことです。
なお、この妨害によってAさんの車両には、傷、へこみが多数つけられ、損害額は十数万円に及ぶものと思われます。
"

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July 30, 2014
alexpenfold:

N-Largo. on Flickr.

alexpenfold:

N-Largo. on Flickr.

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July 30, 2014

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July 30, 2014
that911:

I’m normally not a fan of Audi’s, but I do have a soft spot for some of their older cars.

that911:

I’m normally not a fan of Audi’s, but I do have a soft spot for some of their older cars.

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July 30, 2014

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