I had a chance to see the habu (SR-71) take off from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. What a awesome site it was. Also scene the plane land back at Kadena Air Base with it's very large orange parachute with the blackbrid colors it is hard to put into words in how it had taken my breathe away! So said to see this plane in retirement. Just think that this plane was built by Kelly Johnson a man did not use a computer to build this plane back in the day.
Cool! If you are the Blue Angels fan Look out for the DVD Blue Angels: A Year In the Life.
This video goes behind the scenes of the Blue Angels in how they select the demonstration pilots and much more! A MUST GET DVD!!!!