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“We could have gone faster.” SR-71 Blackbird crew members recall the Unstart that prevented them to go Faster than Mach 3.2 during the Absolute Speed Record run
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
“We could have gone faster.” SR-71 Blackbird crew members recall the Inlet Unstart that prevented them to go Faster than Mach 3.2 during the Absolute Speed Record run
End of an era: U-2 flies last Optical Bar Camera mission, but Dragon Lady pilots will retain the knowledge and skills to employ the sensor
Military Aviation
U-2 flies last Optical Bar Camera mission, but Dragon Lady pilots will retain the knowledge and skills to employ the sensor
SR-71 Pilot explains how he Survived to his Blackbird Disintegration at a Speed of Mach 3.2
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Pilot explains how he Survived to his Blackbird Disintegration at a Speed of Mach 3.2
U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot relays radio messages to Civilian Pilot in Distress, helping him to find a Safe Spot for Emergency Landing near Lake Berryessa
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot relays radio messages to Civilian Pilot in Distress, helping him to find a Safe Spot for Emergency Landing near Lake Berryessa
SR-71 RSO tells the story of when he and his pilot were able to land their crippled Blackbird after it experienced a catastrophic engine failure while flying at Mach 2.88 at 68,000 feet
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO tells the story of when he and his pilot were able to land their crippled Blackbird after it experienced a catastrophic engine failure while flying at Mach 2.88 at 68,000 feet
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
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that pitched up and collided with a KC-135Q tanker during an air refueling over El Paso
The story of the first SR-71 crew to deploy a Blackbird in Japan that landed at Kadena two hours before the take off from Beale beating the sun
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the first SR-71 crew to deploy a Blackbird in Japan that landed at Kadena two hours before the take off from Beale beating the sun
The slowest speed ever recorded by a Lockheed Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
That time an SR-71 Blackbird pilot hit the afterburners and did a flyby of the tower of Sacramento Airport
The secret life of SR-71 #755: the first Blackbird to use the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System to photograph Soviet Submarines
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The secret life of SR-71 #955: the first Blackbird to use the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System to photograph Soviet Submarines
Robert Powell, the first pilot to clock 1,000 hours in the SR-71 Blackbird, passed away
Aviation History / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Robert Powell, the first pilot to clock 1,000 hours in the SR-71 Blackbird, passed away
In collaboration with: Osprey Publishing
From New York to London in less than two hours: the story of the SR-71 Blackbird that set a new speed record with New York to London flight
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
From New York to London in less than two hours: the story of the SR-71 Blackbird that set a new speed record with New York to London flight
Did you know NASA had to borrow U-2/SR-71 “yellow” Pressure Suits for first space shuttle mission?
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Space
Did you know NASA had to borrow U-2/SR-71 “yellow” Pressure Suits for first space shuttle mission?
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
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
TU-2S
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Journalist who served in the Royal Navy and who flew aboard the U-2 explains why the Dagon Lady is the hardest aircraft to land
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?
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