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Stratosphere
by Distant Starr (RAA)

An SR-71 flying at Mach 3 in the stratosphere. Probably flying over the valley of death at 80,000 ft and climbing :)


note: Materials are from a mixture of public domain and own resources.
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:iconkiba928:
Kiba928 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Amazing. I look at this & I feel like I'm going Mach 3.
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
thank you :)
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:iconedwardio1973:
edwardio1973 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Awesome

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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
thank you :)
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:icongrinndesoll:
GrinnDeSoll Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I admire quality of your works, but there is a small technical mistake, I think.
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I do thank you very much :) would you kindly tell me about the technical mistake :)
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:icongrinndesoll:
GrinnDeSoll Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

No, You`re right. I was mistaken XD

I thought, that the spike at this speed must be forward, but at fact it must be retracted. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…

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paws4thot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Makes me think of a story of an SR-71 mission out of RAF Mildenhall (UK). On the return, the aircraft suffered an engine unstart, so slowed to M1.8, descended to FL500, and the pilot decided to take a shortcut over France.

The French objected and sent a couple of Mirages to escort the intruder to one of their bases. The Mirages made intercept just as the pilot cleared the unstart. At which point the RSO signalled that he believed the Mirages to be stuck in first gear as the pilot hit full reheat.
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
no problem, thank you regardless :)
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:iconthefellowwiththehat:
TheFellowWithTheHat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I adore these kinds of Jets, they fly gracefully over a base they spy on and the second a S.A.M or some sort of Flak gun is launched or fired, they punch to Mach 3 and disappear into the gathering clouds or into the blue of the morning sky.
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:iconanzac-a1:
Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
I know. They only time when standard procedure is to just floor it.
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:iconthefellowwiththehat:
TheFellowWithTheHat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Amen. c:
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I agree, these jets have their own charm :)
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:iconthefellowwiththehat:
TheFellowWithTheHat Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Sometimes, all you need is the charm of shadows.
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
#1 
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:icontele-macro:
Tele-Macro Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thats totally awesome you can see how fast she is....the picture is moving....simply awesome!
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I am glad you like it. Thank you very much! :)
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SaltyP3ppers Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing use of perceptive
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
your comment is much appreciated :)
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:icondinobatfan:
dinobatfan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Oh yeah, this is AWESOME!!!! I love you're incorporation of the saying..."Yes, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 80,000 feet and climbing!"
You're art is always outstanding! :D
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I am very glad you liked it. Thank you so much :)
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:iconcaspianseamonster:
CaspianSeaMonster Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeah! Lockheed Cygnus for life!
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
:)
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:icontank50us:
Tank50us Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"Though I walk through the valley in the shadow of Death, I shall fear no evil.... for I am at 80,000ft and climbing!"
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:icontrisaw1:
Trisaw1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Wow, the dynamics of your plane action shots are just captivating. The colors and vivid action you use really stand out in the gallery. Nice job!
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
thank you so much, I really appreciate your generous comment :)
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:iconnemeziscz:
NemezisCZ Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
nice!
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
thanks :)
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:icondon64738:
Don64738 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just fantastic work!
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
thank you very much :)
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:icondon64738:
Don64738 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconrobcaswell:
RobCaswell Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
WOW! Very, very cool!!!
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thank you very much Arcas-Art, I appreciate it :)
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:iconuss-nevada-bb36:
USS-NEVADA-BB36 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice shot
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
many thanks :)
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:iconuss-nevada-bb36:
USS-NEVADA-BB36 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
and a really lovely recent work too
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
thank you my friend :)
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Looking good mate!!
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thank you my friend :)
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:iconccbig:
ccbig Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :)
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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NeonAmbassitor Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I love the allusion at the end of th post. Great picture, my family has a bit of history with spyplanes :D
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Thank you very much, it must have been fun for you to be in such a family :)
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NeonAmbassitor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
You're very welcome.
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:iconnavjag:
NavJAG Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic perspective - and really nice touch with the moon in the background!
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I really appreciate your comment. Glad to read it :)
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:iconbaltorigamist:
Baltorigamist Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome! =D

(SR-71! :dummy:)
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:icondistantstarr:
Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Thank you so much :)
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:iconrekalnus:
Rekalnus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perspective. It would be the bird's final view...fortunately they can't get that high!
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Distantstarr Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I ma not sure about its accuracy but this is what some sites say "Concorde would cruise at mach 2 at about 18,000 m (60,000 ft), and the SR-71 would cruise at mach 3 at 26,000 m (85,000 ft), all still in the stratosphere." :)
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