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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
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 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
The first silver U-2 to fly since 2014: A rare TU-2S returned to service after a nearly three-year repair odyssey
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The first silver U-2 to fly since 2014: A rare TU-2S returned to service after a nearly three-year repair odyssey
U-2 driver explains why Dragon Lady pilots must stall the U-2 in the air in order to land the iconic spy plane
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
U-2 driver explains why Dragon Lady pilots must stall the U-2 in the air in order to land the iconic spy plane
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Beale retires TU-2S #1065, the Dragon Lady that served for 40 years, completed 11,450 sorties and 24,042 flight hours
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Beale retires TU-2S #1065, the Dragon Lady that served for 40 years, completed 11,450 sorties and 24,042 flight hours
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 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 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
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
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
The SR-71 Blackbird Crew Members Survival Kit included a very rare Aluminum Gun (the Gun was made in Aluminum to keep it Lightweight)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The SR-71 Blackbird Crew Members Survival Kit included a very rare Aluminum Gun (the Gun was made in Aluminum to keep it Lightweight)
SR-71 Blackbird crew members tell the story of the Inlet Unstart that prevented them to go Faster than Mach 3.2 during the Absolute Speed Record run in 1976
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird crew members tell the story of the Inlet Unstart that prevented them to go Faster than Mach 3.2 during the Absolute Speed Record run in 1976
U-2 Vs SR-71: former USAF Avionics Technician explains why the Dragon Lady still flies spy missions while the Blackbird had been retired
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot recalls when he and his RSO stole the jar with testicles of the (passed away) mascot of U-2 pilots and flew it at Mach 3+ (U-2 crews were proud of having flown the mascot’s testicles at 70,000 feet)
SR-71 Blackbird Pilot recalls When He Buzzed the Tower of Sacramento Airport with the Afterburners Lit
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird Pilot recalls When He Buzzed the Tower of Sacramento Airport with the Afterburners Lit
The story of SR-71A #61-7959, the only “Big Tail” Blackbird in existence
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why SR-71A #61-7959 was the only Blackbird to feature a special “Big Tail”
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