Message posted by Gordy on May 15, 2008 at 21:00:54 PST:
I've been to Trinity Lake many times. From there to Beale is about 140 miles. How would you even contrive that it was heading to LV? Not sure why an SR71 would be that low that far away, but that is the most likely signature. I must admit I have seen many Blackbirds flying and refueling over Beale and NoCal in general, but the outline from my perspective (below and behind) usually shows a much more slender profile. I would guess this photo is probably at least 5 years old and has been compressed horizontally to make the long, slender A12 look a bit squattier. Hoax!
In Reply to: WHAT is this aircraft? Seen in california posted by benthook on May 15, 2008 at 13:58:28 PST: