Tag: HABU

The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that outran Gaddafi's SAMs during a BDA flight of Libya in support of Operation Eldorado Canyon
“You know the part in 'High Flight'—where it talks about putting out your hand to touch the face of God? Well, when we're at speed and altitude in the SR, we have to slow down and descend in order to do that,” Gil Bertelson, former SR-71 Blackbird pilot. The SR-71, the most advanced...
Join this SR-71 Blackbird driver for a top secret recoinnassance mission over North Korea
“The nose section was gone just forward of the cockpit and the canopy had caved in on me. I thought, 'I'm inside the KC-135Q; death is imminent!',” Maj Buddy Brown former SR-71 pilot. The SR-71 would be a very short-ranged aircraft were it not for air refuelling, limited to around 2,000 NM. Multiple...
The story behind this famed SR-71 Blackbird's super low flyby
  "... The cadets now had 107 feet of fire-breathing titanium in their face as the SR-71 levelled and accelerated, in full burner, on the tower side of the infield, closer than expected, maintaining what could only be described as some sort of ultimate knife-edge pass..." The beautiful main image of this article feature the famous photo of an SR-71 Blackbird's...

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