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RAF Phantom pilot recalls when he and his navigator grinned at the cameras of a Soviet Il-62 Classic spy plane disguised as an Aeroflot airliner
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
RAF Phantom pilot recalls when he and his navigator grinned at the cameras of a Soviet Il-62 Classic spy plane disguised as an Aeroflot airliner
Flying the SR-71 with just one engine in full afterburner was Blackbird aircrews’ most dangerous operation. SR-71 pilots explain why.
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Flying the SR-71 with just one engine in full afterburner was Blackbird aircrews’ most dangerous operation. SR-71 pilots explain why.
Project Blue Book and the story of how UFO sightings were used to cover high altitude U-2 flights
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of when a Taiwanese U-2 pilot flamed out at 70,000 feet over the Rocky Mountains and glided to a rough night landing at a remote airport in Colorado
British Secret U-2 operations and the RAF pilots who flew the Dragon Lady on CIA’s behalf during the Cold War
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
British Secret U-2 operations and the RAF pilots who flew the Dragon Lady on CIA’s behalf during the Cold War
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The story of the Catholic priest who got an SR-71 VIP ride and flew at Mach 3.33 breaking the Blackbird Speed Record
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
The story of the Catholic priest who got an SR-71 VIP ride and flew at Mach 3.52 breaking the Blackbird Speed Record
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works tests U-2 new advanced capabilities in first flight of the Dragon Lady's Avionics Tech Refresh program
Military Aviation
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works tests U-2 new advanced capabilities in first flight of the Dragon Lady’s Avionics Tech Refresh program
Legendary “Sled Driver” Brian Shul tells the story behind his famed SR-71 Blackbird Ground Speed Check
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird / SR-71 Top Speed
Legendary “Sled Driver” Brian Shul tells the story behind his famed SR-71 Blackbird Ground Speed Check
In the early 1960s Soviet Union sold titanium to the US believing they needed it for Pizza Ovens but instead they used it to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
In the early 1960s Soviet Union sold titanium to the US believing they needed it for Pizza Ovens but instead they used it to build the iconic SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3+ spy plane
KC-97 crew member tells the story of when his tanker refueled the then top-secret U-2 planes flying spy missions over Soviet Union
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
KC-97 Navigator tells the story of when his tanker refueled the then top-secret U-2 planes flying spy missions over Soviet Union
The story of Buddy Brown, the U-2 pilot that took part to O Club parties wearing fake bad teeth to joke about the ozone level effect on U-2 drivers
Aviation Humor / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the U-2 pilot that took part in O Club parties wearing fake bad teeth to joke about the ozone level effect on U-2 drivers
Here’s how two little Dents placed on the Nose of the SR-71 prevented Surface-to-air Missiles from Scoring any Hit on the Blackbird
Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Two little Dents placed on the Nose of the Blackbird prevented Surface-to-air Missiles from Scoring any Hit on the SR-71. Here’s how.
Here are the materials you should use instead of titanium to build a Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane today
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Here’s why SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane’s titanium parts made in summer corroded while those made in winter didn’t
SR-71 pilots explain why flying the Blackbird with just one engine in full afterburner was SR-71 aircrews’ most dangerous operation
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
Blackbird pilots explain why flying the SR-71 with just one engine in full afterburner was Blackbird aircrews’ most dangerous operation
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
‘The SR-71 limiting speed as configured would be about Mach 3.55 so long as you don’t exceed 427C.’ Former Blackbird pilot gives some interesting details about SR-71 top speed.
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 History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
U-2 Vs SR-71: former USAF Avionics Technician explains why the Dragon Lady still flies spy missions while the Blackbird had been retired
SR-71 RSO tells the story behind this video of a Blackbird creating ’13 Fireballs’ during Air Fete Air Show 1986 at RAF Mildenhall
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
SR-71 pilot tells the story of when he and his RSO were able to save their Blackbird after it had an engine explosion above 60,000 feet and Mach 2.5
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