There's a conundrum here, of course: everyone knows that, this side of the Avengers Quinjet, the SR-71 is the fastest thing in the sky. So if this was the aerial equivalent of a straight race, the Blackbird would win.
In initial acceleration, he and Warbird would have the advantage, if only for a short period of time.
And maneuverability? That varied greatly with the speed involved.
Blackbird didn't want a rigged race. He also didn't want a gimme (for any of the parties involved). And so his fingers began tracing potential pathways from the nearby runway, around the most highly visible point on the beach, and circling around ... "No, we'd need to come around this way..." he says to himself, letting his finger divert over the rocky outcropping several thousand feet out to sea.
"Or you could do that here, right after takeoff," says someone behind him. Before he can turn, a finger emerges from his shoulder and taps the islands immediately opposite the runway. Sliding to the side,
|In a modified version of her uniform. Not sure which canon has her wearing this OR her current age in this verse! |