Lagniappe is gone now, but his memory lives on.
SR-71, looks kinda like the one at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Pretty amazing for an aircraft that first flew over 50 years ago; still holds speed and altitude records.
Nope on both counts. With your screen name, I'da figured that you'd have nailed it. ;-)
Hey, I only saw them from perimeter road at Kadena, (and once from Habu Hill, before the cops showed up and confiscated my film). Or, occasionally shooting TOLs between missions.
I knew WHAT it was (A-12) but I had to cheat to figure out WHERE. So I'll leave that half for someone else. :)
No idea where it is, but I'm 99% sure it's a Lockheed, A-12, the CIA's single-seat version of the SR-71. And unless you're at Langley, I have no idea where it might... wait... that building in the background looks familiar...HOLY FLARK!!!! YOU'RE AT CIA HQ?!?!?!?!
Definitely an A-12, as there's no rear cockpit windows, and the nose is a bit pointier.
As far as the location goes....well. if I told you, I'd have to...well...you know....
CIA HQ, Langley
Awesome. Didn't know they had one. The only one I've ever seen was the one in Sandy Eggo.Here's an overhead shot of the same bird.