The time lapse video in this post shows how an SR-71 Blackbird was moved from the Richmond Virginia Aviation Museum to her new home at the Science Museum of Virginia.
So you want to move a Mach 3 spy plane that is 10 feet wider than the room you are putting it in? Well here is how it was done!
Taken in 2017 the cool video in this post shows how an SR-71 Blackbird was moved from the Richmond Virginia Aviation Museum (which is next to Richmond International Airport) to her new home at the Science Museum of Virginia.
Marty Batura, owner of the Nebraska-based Worldwide Aircraft Recovery teamed up with W.M. Jordan Company to make the whole thing work, even though it was too big for the room.
As told in the clip description, this time lapse shows the whole process from getting the room ready to seeing the plane go down I-64.
The Blackbird at the Virginia Aviation Museum is getting, SR-71A/#61-7968, holds the world record for endurance flying, set on Apr. 26, 1971, with a 10« hour, 15,000-mile nonstop flight, practically three-quarters of the way around the Earth.
According to Style Weekly, the SR-71 on display at the Virginia Aviation Museum features the most complete cockpit of any Blackbird yet displayed, but the plane will be missing a few key elements — namely its cameras, monitoring devices and J58 engines.