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USAF RC-135V Rivet Joint Spy Plane flies over Black Sea amid Naval Clash between Russia and Ukraine
Flight Radar monitors showed the RC-135V has been flying close to the Crimean Peninsula, a Russian territory in the Black Sea A U.S. Air Force (USAF) Boeing RC-135V Rivet Joint spy plane has reportedly been deployed for a reconnaissance mission amid the naval clash between Russia and Ukraine. The aircraft is said to be flying over the Black Sea after leaving...
Read the story of the SR-71 crew that landed their Blackbird in zero visibility
"With no forward visibility from the back seat, my RSO was looking through his viewsight and had picked up the sequence flashing lights beneath the aircraft. It was this bond, or trust I had with him that made me pull the throttle to idle and sit there until I felt the runway," Former SR-71 pilot Lt. Col. Bernie Smith Throughout its...
All you need to know about applying to fly the SR-71 Blackbird
"I came away with one observation—the more recommendations an applicant had from general officers, the less likely were his chances of getting into the SR-71 program. Flying skills rather than politics were the name of the game!," Col. Richard H. Graham, former SR-71 Blackbird pilot The author of The Complete Book of the SR-71 Blackbird: The Illustrated Profile of Every Aircraft,...
From the ultrafast F-4X to the F-4E(S): the Odyssey of Israel's recce Phantoms
The F-4X would have featured an increase in engine thrust by 150% to allow dash speeds of Mach 3.2, cruise at Mach 2.4, and flight up to 78,000ft (23,775m) altitude Acquired by Israel in 1969 the McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II quickly became the backbone of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) thanks to its range, payload and bombing accuracy. Along with the F-4Es the...
Here's Boeing futuristic "Son of a Blackbird" concept
Even if Son of a Blackbird's twin-tail, waverider configuration continues to evolve, is already representative of a feasible hypersonic design Boeing is planning to develop a hypersonic successor to the legendary SR-71 Blackbird. As brought to my attention by Manoj Balachandran, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, Boeing showed its concept for a Mach 5 hypersonic future high-speed strike and...
Join this SR-71 Blackbird driver for a top secret recoinnassance mission over North Korea
Halfway through the DMZ all was calm, but suddenly, Graham noticed a large object over North Korea that incredibly was higher than his SR-71 Blackbird actually was.... The SR-71 Blackbird performances were astonishing. Actually throughout its nearly 24-year career, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3-strategic reconnaissance aircraft remained the world’s fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft. From 80,000 feet, it could survey...
SR-71 Blackbird pilot tells the hilarious story behind his famed L.A. ground speed check
"Center, Aspen 20, you got a ground speed readout for us?' There was a longer than normal pause ... "Aspen, I show 1,942 knots." No further inquiries were heard on that frequency. Throughout its nearly 24-year career, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3-strategic reconnaissance aircraft remained the world’s fastest and highest-flying operational aircraft. From 80,000 feet, it could survey 100,000 square...
The first prototype of the aircraft, tail number 44-70155, piloted by Hughes, crashed on Jul. 7, 1946 while on its maiden flight On Apr. 5, 1947, the second prototype of the Hughes XF-11 twin-boom aircraft made its first complete flight (takeoff and safe landing), piloted by Howard Hughes. Designed and built by Hughes Aircraft for the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF),...
The daily sorties flown by the U-2 have directly impacted the fight against ISIS by gathering information used to disrupt revenue streams and create organizational dysfunction As reported by Senior Airman Tyler Woodward, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs in his article U-2 breaks 30,000-hour barrier in fight against ISIL, for the first time in U.S. Air Force (USAF) history...

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