Flying over Kennedy Intl KJFK airport at 18,000 feet, 109 minutes after take off from London City EGLC, 1 hour 49 minutes.
Refuelled to full tanks at 33,000 feet altitude after take off before supersonic.
En route to New York from London City with flight plan.
EGLC London City - Departure
WST Weston 264NM
YAY St Anthony 1784NM
YYY Monti-Joli 496NM
SEY Sandy Point 469NM
KJFK Kennedy Intl 105NM Destination
Took off at 1900 GMT (7:00pm local time)
Approaching Ibn Batouta GMTT, Tanger, Morroco. Setting up for landing with Morroco on the left and Gibralter on the right, known as the Straight of Gibraltar, ancient Greeks knew it as The Pillars of Hercules where Jason and the Argonauts of legend sailed through the rocks that appeared to open as if by magic, caused by an optical allusion as the boats sailed down the cost the gap between the rocks appeared to open as they approached.
Landing at Tenerife South at airport Reina Sofia GCTS at runway 08, heading true north *73 plus magnetic variation = *78 ILS heading *78
If anyone wants to learn the difference between runway and ILS headings for setting the course on landings try practising at runway 25 (ILS 25) at Bodo Norway (ENBO), the ILS is deliberately crooked because of the hill to the right.
Tip: I set the autopilot heading off and set the heading selector on HSI to ILS heading and course selector on HSI to runway heading, when I get the ILS centered and HSI course is traight up it's on track track, can do maualy landings or AP Approch mode. Calculate the runway heading using true north+variation, I don't use Microsoft's in build airport info, it only gives ILS headings and some folk thing it's the runway heading.
Cockpit view in flight showing SR71 altitude and speed, the fuel flow is around 17,000 PPH (pounds per hour) at 85,000 feet at over Mach 3, at 80,000 the fuel flow is around 26,000 PPH, at FL 20-30 around 40,000-50,000 PPH.
Takes fuel to get to 85,000 feet, around 20,000 pounds or more, with spikes fully open the air mixes with fuel in a ramjet causing a sort of gas combustion. In other words it used to literally fly on air.
SR71 Blackbird landing at runway 29 *288 on ILS at Mildenhall UK. Using Sim HGS. Here is a tip: jet aircraft on landing, to counter flare (caused by engines pointing towards the ground) at about 100 AGL autopilot (speed hold) off and throttle back, push forward on stick about half way and put throttle slightly up to about 5% or 10%, makes for a smooth landing. Should work on any tricycle wheeled jets on landing. *I allways use autopilot and approch mode and speed hold and leave the altitude hold off, when vetical ILS is centres decend at 1000 FPM.
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