Some days are better than others. This is one of the good ones. I knew that the #Science
Museum of Virginia was installing the SR-71 #Blackbird
that had been located outside at the Virginia #Aviation
Museum in a suspended interior location as the centerpiece of a SPEED
exhibit, and since I'd read that it was assembled and in place, I decided a lunch hour bike ride to the museum was in order.
When I arrived, I started taking pictures from the different floors that had window views of the jet. On the third floor, there was another man looking out at it as well, and I said to him "Heckuva thing, isn't it?"
"Yep. Kind of a pain to put in there, too."
I blinked. "So...I guess you work here?"
"I do. I'm the facility manager."
And we got talking. I complimented the installation, he talked about the work, and then he asked if I'd like to go in and take pictures up close. "Yes, PLEASE!"
And that's how my inner 11-year-old airplane-loving child got to take pictures of this groundbreaking, exotic, legendary aircraft, and I cannot wait to see the rest of the display space completed and opened to the public. Many, many thanks to Mr. Steve Teacher at the Science Museum of Virginia for the opportunity. #USAF #Lockheed