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Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why producing thousand gallons of JP-7 fuel used in the SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ Spy Plane caused a nationwide shortage of Flit insecticide
The list of the fastest and the highest known flights ever recorded by the Lockheed Blackbird family
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 Blackbird pilot tells the story of when he and his RSO flew a 11.13 hours mission involving 6 refuelings and more than five hours above Mach 3.0 during the Yom Kippur War
Here’s why the SR-71 Blackbird airframe was designed to leak fuel
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why the SR-71 Leaked Fuel (and why some Blackbird Spy Planes donated to Museums still Leak JP7)
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that slid on JP7 fuel residue while taxing into Kadena Hangar
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot, crew chief tell the story of when a Blackbird slid on JP-7 fuel residue while taxing into Kadena Hangar
Join this SR-71 Blackbird driver for a top secret recoinnassance mission over North Korea
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The unknown story of the SR-71 aircrew that bailed out after their Blackbird struck the tail of a KC-135Q during an air refuelling over El Paso
Impressive video shows SR-71 Blackbird J58 Engine tested at Max Afterburner Power
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Impressive video shows SR-71 Blackbird J58 Engine tested at Max Afterburner Power
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that slid on JP7 fuel residue while taxing into Kadena Hangar
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The story of the SR-71 Blackbird that slid on JP7 fuel residue while taxing into Kadena Hangar
Join this SR-71 Blackbird driver for a top secret recoinnassance mission over North Korea
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Former SR-71 driver explains why the Blackbird had to refuel after takeoff
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