SR-71 Blackbird

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SR-71 RSO recalls when his Blackbird Photographed all of the SA-2 SAM Sites in North Korea in One Mission before doing an Emergency Landing in South Korea
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The day an SR-71 Blackbird crew used the Morse code to say “F**k” off to North Korean regime (They were preparing to shoot SAMs in neutral airspace)
SR-71 Blackbird RSO recalls the North Pole Mission he and his pilot flew the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird RSO recalls the North Pole Mission he and his pilot flew the Night Before Christmas to spy on Soviets setting up acoustic sensors to track US submarines
SR-71 pilot recalls when a Blackbird buzzed Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp after protest women threw paint on that very same SR-71
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot recalls when a Blackbird buzzed Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp after protest women threw paint on that very same SR-71
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 / SR-71 Top Speed
Here’s why SR-71 Blackbird spy planes could go faster than Mach 3.4 During BDA flights of Libya in support of Operation El Dorado Canyon
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 / SR-71 Top Speed
Blackbird pilot recalls when his SR-71 Flew so Fast that he and his RSO Landed at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Took Off from Kadena AB
SR-71 pilot recalls when he and his RSO did a Blackbird super low pass at a speed of 152 knots
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls when he and his RSO did a Blackbird super low pass at a speed of 152 knots
SR-71 Mechanic explains how you could light the Blackbird’s afterburners if TEB (Triethylborane) wasn’t available
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Mechanic explains how you could light the Blackbird’s afterburners if TEB (Triethylborane) wasn’t available
Only one SR-71C was built and it was nicknamed “The Bastard.” Here’s why.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Only one SR-71C was built and it was nicknamed “The Bastard.” Here’s why.
SR-71 RSO recalls when his Blackbird Photographed all of the SA-2 SAM Sites in North Korea in One Mission before doing an Emergency Landing in South Korea
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO recalls when his Blackbird Photographed all of the SA-2 SAM Sites in North Korea in One Mission before doing an Emergency Landing in South Korea
‘When the Valkyrie flies at Mach 3 it loses pieces that are bigger than the Blackbird, but the XB-70 flies less Mach 3 time than the YF-12.’ The Mach 3 rivalry between the YF-12 and XB-70.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
‘When the Valkyrie flies at Mach 3 it loses pieces that are bigger than the Blackbird, but the XB-70 flies less Mach 3 time than the YF-12.’ The Mach 3 rivalry between the YF-12 and XB-70.
Ichiban Wreckage: The story of how SR-71 Blackbird #61-17974 was recovered and buried at sea
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO explains why the Last Blackbird to Crash was Buried at Sea
The story of the Catholic priest who got an SR-71 VIP ride and flew at Mach 3.33 breaking the Blackbird Speed Record
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
The story of the Catholic priest who got an SR-71 VIP ride and flew at Mach 3.52 breaking the Blackbird Speed Record
The SR-71 Blackbird Astro-Nav System (aka R2-D2) worked by tracking the stars and was so powerful that it could see the stars even in daylight
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The SR-71 Blackbird Astro-Nav System (aka R2-D2) worked by tracking the stars and was so powerful that it could see the stars even in daylight
SR-71 crew chief explains why the Blackbird never stopped to leak fuel and why SR-71s on public display are still weeping JP-7 today
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 crew chief explains why the Blackbird never stopped to leak fuel and why SR-71s on public display are still weeping JP-7 today
SR-71 pilot recalls that time his Blackbird flew so fast that he and his RSO landed at Kadena AB two hours before they took off from Beale AFB beating the sun
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot recalls that time his Blackbird flew so fast that he and his RSO landed at Kadena AB two hours before they took off from Beale AFB beating the sun
Legendary “Sled Driver” Brian Shul tells the story behind his famed SR-71 Blackbird Ground Speed Check
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Legendary “Sled Driver” Brian Shul tells the story behind his famed SR-71 Blackbird Ground Speed Check
SR-71 pilot recalls when he accelerated his Blackbird to Mach 3.2 and denied an F-15 pilot an “easy,” simulated kill against its Habu during a training sortie
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
SR-71 pilot recalls when he accelerated his Blackbird to Mach 3.2 and denied an F-15 pilot an “easy,” simulated kill against its Habu during a training sortie
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