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"NASA 831 do not light your afterburners!” The story of the SR-71B Blackbird that had an almost catastrophic fuel leak on a mission to perform a flyby at EAA Oshkosh
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
“NASA 831 do not light your afterburners!” The story of the SR-71B Blackbird that had an almost catastrophic fuel leak on a mission to perform a flyby at EAA Oshkosh
The SR-71 Astroinertial Navigation System, aka R2-D2, was crucial in Blackbird mission. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The SR-71 Astroinertial Navigation System, aka R2-D2, was crucial in Blackbird mission. Here’s why.
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that slid on JP7 fuel residue while taxing into Kadena Hangar
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot, crew chief tell the story of when a Blackbird slid on JP-7 fuel residue while taxing into Kadena Hangar
Bill Weaver, the SR-71 pilot who bailed out after his Blackbird disintegrated while flying at Mach 3, has just passed away
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Bill Weaver, the SR-71 pilot who bailed out after his Blackbird disintegrated while flying at Mach 3, has just passed away
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 / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
In 1971 an SR-71 crew flew 15,000 miles, in 10 hours 30 minutes non-stop to see how many times the Blackbird could refuel before the liquid nitrogen gave out
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
JP-7, the fuel that powered the SR-71 Blackbird caused a nationwide shortage of bug spray. Here’s why.
Did you know the SR-71 Blackbird sonic booms shattered the windows of Kelly Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor and President Nixon’s houses?
Civil Aviation / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know the SR-71 Blackbird sonic booms shattered the windows of Kelly Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor and President Nixon’s houses?
Former USAF maintainer explains why the iconic SR-71 Blackbird could only barely exceed 85,000 feet of altitude
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Former USAF maintainer explains why the iconic SR-71 Blackbird could only barely exceed 85,000 feet of altitude
Impressive photo shows disassembled M-21 Blackbird being transported to the Museum of Flight in Seattle
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Impressive photo shows disassembled M-21 Blackbird being transported to the Museum of Flight in Seattle
Bailing out at Mach 3: the incredible story of Bill Weaver, the first pilot to eject from an SR-71 Blackbird
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Bailing out at Mach 3: the incredible story of Bill Weaver, the first pilot to eject from an SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know the SR-71 engine was originally developed to power US Navy XF8U-3 Super Crusader? World renowned expert on the Blackbird unveils some unique facts about J58 turboramjet
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know the SR-71 engine was originally developed to power US Navy XF8U-3 Super Crusader? World renowned expert on the Blackbird unveils some unique facts about J58 turboramjet
Did you know that titanium used to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane came from Soviet Union?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know that titanium used to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane came from Soviet Union?
Even if it was faster than the Blackbird, the SA-2 SAM was never able to hit the SR-71. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO tells the story of the first time the Blackbird was shot at by a missile
Did you know “Habubrats” were given shots of penicillin so that their fathers would not get flu that could cause them to flunk SR-71 Blackbird preflight physical check?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Did you know “Habubrats” were given shots of penicillin so that their fathers would not get flu that could cause them to flunk SR-71 Blackbird preflight physical check?
Ball Unveils Sled Driver Watch Honoring Legendary SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Ball Unveils Sled Driver Watch Honoring Legendary SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul
Did you know that NASA YF-12C was actually an SR-71 with a bogus A-12 tail number?
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Did you know that NASA YF-12C was actually an SR-71 with a bogus A-12 tail number?
The story of the sealed letter signed by a VIP that granted extra help to an SR-71 Blackbird crew after an emergency landing in a small air base in South Korea
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the letter signed by a VIP that granted extra help to an SR-71 Blackbird crew after an emergency landing in a small air base in South Korea
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