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“The left afterburner technique” and SR-71 special problems: here’s what made Blackbird air refueling challenging
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
“The left afterburner technique” and SR-71 special problems: here’s what made Blackbird air refueling challenging
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel its Blackbird
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
SR-71 pilot recalls when a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel his Blackbird
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel its Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
KC-135A Crew Chief recalls when his Stratotanker had to purge its tanks of the JP-4 to load JP-7 to refuel an SR-71 Blackbird (No KC-135Q was available)
JP-7, the fuel that powered the SR-71 Blackbird caused a nationwide shortage of bug spray. Here’s why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Not only JP-7: the SR-71 could use JP-4 and JP-5 as emergency fuels but they both limited the Blackbird top speed to Mach 1.5
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel its Blackbird
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Habu Pilot reveals why the Blackbird had to refuel after takeoff (it’s not because the SR-71 leaked fuel)
Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
“The left afterburner technique” and all the special problems that made SR-71 Blackbird air refueling challenging
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel its Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
That time a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their Stratotanker’s throttles frozen to refuel an 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
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 RSO tells the story of the KC-135Q Stratotanker that flew unprotected into Northern Laos to save his Blackbird after it had a Double-Engine Flameout
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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 / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Blackbird Pilot explains why the SR-71 had to refuel right after takeoff (and it’s not because it leaked fuel)
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
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel its Blackbird
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when a KC-135Q crew flew through a thunderstorm with their tanker’s throttles frozen to refuel his Blackbird
That time an SR-71 Blackbird's drag chute deployed in-flight at Mach 1.5
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
The Story of the SR-71 that diverted to Taiwan (Using a KC-135 Call Sign) while returning to Kadena from Blackbird Programme’s first ever Combat Mission
Former SR-71 Pilot Explains why the Blackbird had to Light one Afterburner during Aerial Refueling
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Former SR-71 Pilot Explains why the Blackbird had to Light one Afterburner during Aerial Refueling
Cool Video (with Audio) Features SR-71 Mach 3 Spy Plane rendezvous with KC-135Q Tanker
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Cool Video (with Audio) Features SR-71 Mach 3 Spy Plane rendezvous with KC-135Q Tanker
Lieutenant Colonel Ben Bowles, first SR-71 pilot to reach 900 hours, has passed away
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Lieutenant Colonel Ben Bowles, first SR-71 pilot to reach 900 hours, has passed away
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
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