Tag: SR-71

SR-71 Crew Members tell the story of a Memorable Encounter with...

"I assumed the Soviet MiG-31 fighter pilot would like nothing better than an opportunity to fire his missiles at an SR-71 Blackbird. Certainly, the...

That time Four Swedish Viggen pilots protected an SR-71 that had...

On Jun. 29, 1987, during a “Baltic Express” reconnaissance mission, an SR-71 piloted by retired Lt. Cols. Duane Noll and Tom Veltri, experienced an...

Foxhound Vs Blackbird: Former MiG-31 Pilot explains how to Intercept and...

"If the SR-71 had violated Soviet airspace, a live missile launch would have been carried out. There was practically no chance that the aircraft...

That time a Wife had her Wedding Ring flown at Mach...

"Suddenly the wife began sliding her wedding ring off and handed it to me. She said, 'I would love to have my ring flown...

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...

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 pilot In 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 attempts Throughout its nearly 24-year...

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...

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