Tag: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71… or RS-71? How the legendary Blackbird got her designation

The tale said that President Johnson was supposed to name the Blackbird the "RS-71" and that he confused the letters, reversed them, and said...

That time an SR-71 had an inflight emergency while on a...

"We had no viable emergency airfields, and I did not want to be a no-notice, no–flight plan, single-engine emergency arrival at David Ben-Gurion Airport...

How to pee at Mach 3: former SR-71 driver explains how...

"How about solid waste? We just had to control any urges. There was occasional incidents; no names mentioned here!" Richard H. Graham, SR-71 pilotIn the...

Cool video shows SR-71 Blackbird igniting the afterburners during very low...

"The SR-71 pilot circled around behind the crowd and came in behind the hangers so as not to be seen or heard and just...

This SR-71 Blackbird crew set the Absolute Speed Record that still...

While the SR-71 was operational, several pilots flew the Blackbird faster than the official record but not during sanctioned record attemptsThroughout its nearly 24-year...

The defection of Viktor Belenko, the pilot who stole the super-secret...

The MiG-25 was of special importance to the Soviet air defence, since (until the MiG-31 entered service) it was the only aircraft capable of...

That time an SR-71 Blackbird lost the drag chute in-flight at...

"With no drag chute doors, the drag chute had departed the aircraft and was lost at sea. We were grateful to the Lockheed engineers...

The incredible story of the SR-71 Blackbird that flew an eleven-hour-long...

"Like every other crew, we wanted this mission. It was special, it was a first, it would cover territory that the jet had never...

The spy planes that Israeli F-4 Phantom fighters were never able...

The most worrisome MiG-25 reconnaissance flight occurred on Oct. 10, 1971 when a pair of Foxbats flew parallel to the Israeli and Sinai Mediterranean...

Read the story of the SR-71 crew that landed their Blackbird...

"With no forward visibility from the back seat, my RSO was looking through his viewsight and had picked up the sequence flashing lights beneath...

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