Tag: spy plane

The story of Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly...

“I learned later that the Soviets launched at least five fighters to intercept my flight. Two planes took off initially. The lead plane aborted...

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...

Time to eject! The story of the A-12 pilot that bailed...

"In a matter of seconds, all hell broke out. Without any warning the A-12 pitched up and went into a flat inverted spin," Ken...

The unknown story of the RAF Phantom crew that intercepted a...

"Keeping the Phantom in that position for about six or seven minutes, my navigator and I grinned at the cameras, struck tops of our...

PROJECT BLUE BOOK AND THE STORY OF HOW UFO SIGHTINGS WERE...

From 1955 many of the UFO sightings reported to Project Blue Book were U-2 spy planes conducting high altitude testingIn the mid-1950s USAF and...

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