Tag: SR-71

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 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...

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...

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...

All you need to know about applying to fly the SR-71...

"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...

This SR-71 pilot survived to his Blackbird disintegration at a speed...

"Everything seemed to unfold in slow motion. I learned later the time from event onset to catastrophic departure from controlled flight was only 2-3...

Former SR-71 Blackbird crew members share their most interesting stories

"You haven't been lost till you've been lost at Mach 3 because for every minute that you don't know where you are, you're 35...

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