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The Penn State expert who mistook the shockwave created by an SR-71 flying at Mach 3, at 80,000 ft for a meteorite entering the Earth's atmosphere
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The Penn State Expert who mistook the shockwave created by an SR-71 flying at Mach 3, at 80,000 ft for a meteorite entering the Earth’s atmosphere
At the final SR-71 crew reunion, Blackbird pilot revealed why he didn’t push his SR-71 to Mach 3.5 during the last, record flight on Mar. 6 1990 from Los Angeles to Washington DC
Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
At the final SR-71 Crew Reunion, Blackbird pilot revealed why he didn’t push his SR-71 to Mach 3.5 during the last, record flight on Mar. 6 1990 from Los Angeles to Washington DC
Did you know the SR-71 was the first aircraft to use its own fuel for hydraulic fluid? The Blackbird’s fuel hydraulic system.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know the SR-71 was the first aircraft to use its own fuel for hydraulic fluid? The Blackbird’s fuel hydraulic system.
That time Four Swedish JA-37 Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 that had an inflight engine failure from 20 Soviet Fighter Jets
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
That time Four Swedish JA-37 Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 with an inflight engine failure from 20 Soviet Fighter Jets
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The story of the USAF General who killed the SR-71 program because he was turned down to fly the Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the USAF General who killed the SR-71 program because he was turned down to fly the Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane’s titanium parts made in summer corroded while those made in winter didn’t. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane’s titanium parts made in summer corroded while those made in winter didn’t. Here’s why.
SR-71 recalls the tense mission over the Barents Sea where he spotted a Soviet MiG-31 scrambled to intercept his Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Rare but true: that time an SR-71 Crew spotted six soviet fighters trying to intercept their Blackbird during a Barents/Baltic Seas sortie
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Did you know SR-71 crew members on a moonless clear night could see 3.5 trillion more stars at 80,000 feet than you can on the ground?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know SR-71 crew members on a moonless clear night could see 3.5 trillion more stars at 80,000 feet than you can on the ground?
Did you know two Buick Nailhead V8 engines were used to start the SR-71 Mach 3+ plane because the Blackbird didn’t have a starter?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know two Buick Nailhead V8 engines were used to start the SR-71 Mach 3+ plane because the Blackbird didn’t have a starter?
SR-71 RSO recalls when USAF Chief of Staff warned Lockheed that trying to avoid SR-71 retirement would hurt chances to win the F-22 contract (and tells true story behind Blackbird retirement)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO recalls when USAF Chief of Staff warned Lockheed that trying to avoid SR-71 retirement would hurt chances to win the F-22 contract (and tells true story behind Blackbird retirement)
SR-71 test engineer tells the story of when Thunderbirds refused to perform after a Blackbird flew at 1986 Norton AFB Air Show
Airshows / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
That time Thunderbirds delayed their display because they were scared by an SR-71 doing a low-level fly by in afterburner above their F-16s
SR-71 pilot recalls when he did one of only two successful Blackbird Barrier Engagements ever made after he forgot to deploy the drag chute on landing
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot recalls when he did one of only two successful Blackbird Barrier Engagements ever made after he forgot to deploy the drag chute on landing
In 1970s NASA was not allowed to have any SR-71s, yet they received one and they passed it off as YF-12C (with a bogus A-12 tail number)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
In 1970s NASA was not allowed to have any SR-71s, yet they received one and they passed it off as YF-12C (with a bogus A-12 tail number)
SR-71 pilot explains how to get better gas mileage in a Blackbird flying at Mach 3
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot explains how to get better gas mileage in a Blackbird flying at Mach 3
SR-71 RSO recalls when after a mission flown the day of Chernobyl Disaster his Blackbird could not taxy into the hangar until he, his pilot and their aircraft were checked with a Geiger counter
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO recalls when after a mission flown the day of Chernobyl Disaster his Blackbird could not taxy into the hangar until he, his pilot and their aircraft were checked with a Geiger counter
Unique SR-71 Cockpit photos show why no cockpit demands as much intense focus as a Blackbird’s
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Unique SR-71 Cockpit photos show why no cockpit demands as much intense focus as a Blackbird’s
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