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SR-71 Pilot tells the story of when his Blackbird flew So Fast that He and his RSO arrived at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Left Kadena AB
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the SR-71 Double-Engine Flameout over North Vietnam that led to the Blackbird’s nickname the “Lead Sled”
How the iconic U-2 got its name: Test Pilot Tony LeVier gave Kelly Johnson the finger, Johnson returned giving LeVier the finger and yelled, “U-2”.
Aviation History / Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of How the U-2 got its name: Test Pilot Tony LeVier flipped off Kelly Johnson, Johnson flipped off in return LeVier and yelled, “U-2” [You Too]!
JP-7, the fuel that powered the SR-71 Blackbird caused a nationwide shortage of bug spray. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Not only JP-7: the SR-71 could use JP-4 and JP-5 as emergency fuels but they both limited the Blackbird top speed to Mach 1.5
In the early 1960s Soviet Union sold titanium to the US believing they needed it for Pizza Ovens but instead they used it to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
In the early 1960s Soviet Union sold titanium to the US believing they needed it for Pizza Ovens but instead they used it to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird crew that ‘gave the birdie’ to a French Air Force Mirage III pilot, lit the afterburners and outran him
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Blackbird Pilot recalls when his RSO ‘gave the birdie’ to a French Air Force Mirage III pilot (Then They lit their SR-71’s Afterburners and Outran him)
In 1971 an SR-71 crew flew 15,000 miles, in 10 hours 30 minutes non-stop, in full continuous AB to see how many times the Blackbird could refuel before the liquid nitrogen gave out
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 Pilot explains why even though the Blackbird could attain Mach 3.5, at that speed serious damage to the aircraft might occur
Here’s why the SR-71 inlets had to be labeled “L” and “R” and why the Blackbird had engine and afterburner fuel control cable pulleys
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why the SR-71 inlets had to be labeled “L” and “R” and why the Blackbird had engine and afterburner fuel control cable pulleys
Ball Unveils Sled Driver Watch Honoring Legendary SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot Brian Shul, famous for his ground speed check story, passed away while giving a speech about the Blackbird
SR-71 Pilot explains why the only SAM that had a chance to hit the Blackbird was a Nuclear S-300 fired ahead of the Habu
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Pilot explains why the only SAM that had a chance to hit the Blackbird was a Nuclear S-300 fired ahead of the Habu
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when he accelerated his Habu at Mach 3.2 and denied an F-15 pilot an “easy," simulated kill against its Blackbird during a training sortie
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot explains why the F-15 radar couldn’t see the Blackbird during Eagle Bait sorties
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel its Blackbird
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Habu Pilot reveals why the Blackbird had to refuel after takeoff (it’s not because the SR-71 leaked fuel)
SR-71 Blackbird Pilot recalls When He Buzzed the Tower of Sacramento Airport with the Afterburners Lit
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird Pilot recalls When He Buzzed the Tower of Sacramento Airport with the Afterburners Lit
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that pitched up and collided with a KC-135Q tanker during an air refueling over El Paso
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / SR-71 Blackbird
When the SR-71 was getting low on gas, its crew members pressure suits started to warm up. So aboard the Blackbird the fuel was used as a heat sink. Here’s how.
The story of SR-71A #61-7959, the only “Big Tail” Blackbird in existence
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why SR-71A #61-7959 was the only Blackbird to feature a special “Big Tail”
After an A-12 flight specks of insects hoisted from the atomic test explosions in Russia and China were found on the Oxcart windshield
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Former USAF Master Sergeant reveals the Fastest Speed ever Recorded by a Lockheed Blackbird
Last of only six pilots to fly the A-12 for the CIA legendary Oxcart program passed away
Aviation History / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Last of only six pilots to fly the A-12 for the CIA legendary Oxcart program passed away
The story of Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember
Aviation History / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember
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