SR-71B

Remembering Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember

Remembering Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember

The SR-71 Blackbird In the 1960’s, the US Air Force (USAF) developed the SR-71 Blackbird, a plane that could travel… Read More

3 months ago

The story of Marta Bohn-Meyer, the only woman to fly in the SR-71 Blackbird as a crewmember

The only other woman to have flown aboard the legendary SR-71 Blackbird was Congresswoman Beverly Byron who rode as a… Read More

1 year ago

Here’s why SR-71 Blackbird Mach 3 spy plane’s titanium parts made in summer corroded while those made in winter didn’t

The SR-71 Blackbird airframes were built almost entirely of titanium and other exotic alloys to withstand heat generated by sustained… Read More

1 year ago

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh announcer tells the story of when a NASA SR-71B Blackbird had an almost catastrophic fuel leak on a mission to perform a flyby at EAA Oshkosh

The cause of the fuel leak was a failed fuel pump and thankfully the SR-71B Blackbird pilot didn’t go into… Read More

2 years ago

“NASA 831 do not light your afterburners!” The story of the SR-71B Blackbird that had an almost catastrophic fuel leak on a mission to perform a flyby at EAA Oshkosh

Upon their safe return to Dryden and exiting the SR-71B Blackbird, Meyer and Schneider donned a pair of Wisconsin "cheeseheads"… Read More

3 years ago

Half YF-12 and half SR-71: the story of “The Bastard,” the only SR-71C ever built

SR-71C S/N 61-7981 was nicknamed "The Bastard" since it was a hybrid comprised of the rear fuselage of the first YF-12A… Read More

6 years ago