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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 / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO recalls when a KC-135Q Stratotanker flew unprotected into Northern Laos to save his Blackbird after it had a Double-Engine Flameout
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
Ichiban Wreckage: The story of how SR-71 Blackbird #61-17974 was recovered and buried at sea
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO explains why the Last Blackbird to Crash was Buried at Sea
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
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
Blackbird pilot recalls when an SR-71 slid on JP-7 fuel residue while taxing into Kadena Hangar
Utah Air National Guard now fields modified KC-135 Stratotanker able to enhance Battlespace Communications for all players in the Indo-Pacific region
Military Aviation
Utah Air National Guard now fields modified KC-135 Stratotanker able to enhance Battlespace Communications for all players in the Indo-Pacific region
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)
Kadena Bids Farewell to the mighty F-15C/D Eagle after 44 Years of Air Superiority in the Indo-Pacific
Military Aviation
Kadena Bids Farewell to the mighty F-15C/D Eagle after 44 Years of Air Superiority in the Indo-Pacific
Vipers join Raptors, Eagles at Kadena: F-16CM jets from Spangdahlem support the on-going phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D aircraft to the US
Military Aviation
Vipers join Raptors, Eagles at Kadena: F-16CM jets from Spangdahlem support the on-going phased return of Kadena’s fleet of F-15C/D aircraft to the US
14 F-15 Eagle fighters from Kadena air base have reached Kingsley Field. The jets were ‘Code-1’ within 24-hours of their arrival.
Military Aviation
14 F-15 Eagle fighters from Kadena air base have reached Kingsley Field. The jets were ‘Code-1’ within 24-hours of their arrival.
Kadena bids F-15 farewell as phased withdrawal begins. First Eagles Leave the base for ANG Units or the Boneyard.
Military Aviation
Kadena bids F-15 farewell as phased withdrawal begins. First Eagles Leave the base for ANG Units or the Boneyard.
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
That time an SR-71 Blackbird crew used the Morse code to say “F**k” off to North Korean regime (They were preparing to shoot SAMs in neutral airspace)
Kadena Lines Up Six Kinds of Aircraft for Elephant Walk on the same day US Defense Secretary asks his Chinese counterpart to refrain from further destabilizing actions toward Taiwan
Military Aviation
Kadena Lines Up Six Kinds of Aircraft for Elephant Walk on the same day US Defense Secretary asks his Chinese counterpart to refrain from further destabilizing actions toward Taiwan
F-15 Eagle Vs F-22 Raptor: Fighter Pilot who flew both explains why the F-22 versus the F-15 is like having two Football Teams against each other and one of them [the Raptor] is invisible
Military Aviation
USAF rotating about a dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighters into Kadena Air Base as F-15C Eagles begin withdrawal
USAF to begin withdrawing F-15s from Kadena in November. As the Eagles retire, the service will rotate newer and more advanced fourth- and fifth-generation fighters to take their place.
Military Aviation
USAF to begin withdrawing F-15s from Kadena in November. As the Eagles retire, the service will rotate newer and more advanced fourth- and fifth-generation fighters to take their place.
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
SR-71 pilot recalls that time his Blackbird flew so fast that he and his RSO Landed at Beale AFB almost a Day Before They Took Off from Kadena AB
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