‘Pure Freaking Magic' Reserve Viognier, 2020, Gresswell Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills, WA
The ‘PFM’ Viognier is gorgeous and over delivers with notes of floral orange blossom, and almonds. Tastes of lush tropical fruit and toasted coconut, this full-bodied wine has beautiful balanced acid, and lingers with a round, smooth finish.
Song Pairing: ‘Every Little Thing She Does is Magic’ The Police
Cascadia Pizza 'The Russell' (garlic, chicken, red onion, gorgonzola, buffalo sauce)
The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flew more than three-and-a-half times the speed of sound--so fast that no other aircraft could catch it. Above 80,000 feet, its pilots had to wear full-pressure flight suits similar to what was used aboard the space shuttle. Also, while in flight, the speed of the plane heated up the windshield to about 600 °F. It would get so hot pilots wouldn’t be able to touch the windshield with melting there gloves after a few seconds.
Developed by the renowned Lockheed Skunk Works, the Blackbird was the pure freaking magic of aircraft in every respect. Throughout its 24-year career, the SR-71 was the world's fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft. It set world records for altitude and speed that still stand to date: an absolute altitude record of 85,069 feet and an absolute speed record of 2,193.2 miles per hour. one of the coolest facts about the Blackbird is that, after many enemies attempted to shoot it down by using thousands of missiles, no SR was ever lost tin combat. Because when you have the finest spy plane gathering intelligence over enemy territory, you’re gonna meet people who want it taken down for obvious reasons. But even though unfriendly forces have had 1,000 missile launches against it, not one was successful. That may be quite a feat but the reason behind it was simple. Once pilots detected a shot fired, they hit the throttle and simply flew faster than the missile. Blackbirds had no defensive equipment to boast of which made it extremely vulnerable. However, it was equipped with something else that no one else can rival – its speed. So basically, the aircraft was so incredibly fast that it could outrun both missiles and MiG-25 fighter jets. They just couldn’t catch up.