Here lives the "Bat out of Hell"
Totally forgot to post this earlier: Yours truly was at a McDonald's in DC the other night munching on apple pie and coffee with friends. The next table over, are kids wearing an SR-71 Blackbird t-shirt and discussing this very page. I couldn't help but overhear their conversation and chuckle within.
If only they'd known who was eavesdropping!!
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Check out the cockpit on the SR-71 Blackbird....
Via: We Are The Mighty
wearethemighty.com The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was retired suddenly in 1990, but the replacement was shrouded in mystery — now, a 'Son of Blackbird' is under development.
Never gets old!!!
tribunist.com This may be the single greatest aviation story ever told, it's about the iconic SR-71 Blackbird whose full operating specs are still classified to this day. The story, from the now out-of-print book Sled Driver by former SR-71 jockey Brian Shul (available used on Amazon for just $700). Here’s the ...
“The thing was fast as a whip and built like a butterfly,” says [Frank] Murray. “And with that huge wing, the easiest plane I’ve ever landed. The brakes weren’t worth a sh*t, but we had a 40-foot drag chute, so that helped.”
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businessinsider.com Relive the stunning legacy of the world's fastest plane.
businessinsider.com.au In the 1960's, when a single military incident...
cnn.com In 1976 an Air Force SR-71 Blackbird spy jet set the world aviation speed record of 2,193 mph. Nearly 40 years later, the record still stands.
We just don't build 'em like we used to.
sploid.gizmodo.com Built and designed in the 1960s after the A-12 Oxcart, the SR-71 Blackbird is still the fastest, most vanguardist air-breathing airplane in the history of aviation. These once classified photos reveal how Lockheed built both birds in secret, in California. They look taken at the Rebel base in Hoth.
businessinsider.com When it comes to curb appeal, few airplanes in history can match the look of the SR-71 “Blackbird.”
It took just about the time of a generation from the Wright brothers' first flight to the SR-71 Blackbird, but after 51 years, (first flight–December 22, 1963) we still do not have a successor.
sploid.gizmodo.com On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird took off. It's still the world's fastest airplane with a speed of 2,193 mph (3,530 km/h.) This fascinating video reveals how its top secret e…
Perhaps the closest (m)any of us will ever get to the cockpit of the beautiful beast.
sploid.gizmodo.com I still get the chills when I re-read Brian Shul's account of his flight against enemy SAM batteries over Lybia. Imagine yourself tightly packed inside that amazing retro-futuristic SR-71 Blackbird cockpit with the alarms sounding off. This cool 360-degree virtual reality view will help.
twistedsifter.com Photograph by NASA Since 1976, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has held the world record for the fastest 'air-breathing manned aircraft' with a recorded speed of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,...
Its called 'love', as in, love at first fly!
gizmodo.com I can tell you about the SR-71 Blackbird's titanium frame, its Pratt&Whitney J58-P4 engines, or its genesis. But that's not important. What really matters is the thrill of flying it in an extremely dangerous mission, as remembered by this pilot.-JD
Successor? Let's see.
Be kind everyone.
wired.com Lockheed Martin's famed Skunk Works has finally unveiled the long-awaited successor to the SR-71 Blackbird. Aviation Week and Space Technology's Guy Norris pulled the covers off the project that Lockheed Martin is simply calling the SR-72. The new airplane will be roughly the same size as the record...
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An F-15 aircraft, plus a pilot from the Israeli Air Force, and a midair training accident. Imagine the odds. Do you eject or land the aircraft with ONE WING?
הטייסים הישראלים הם הטובים בעולם. סיפורו של סרן זיוי נדיבי, טייס F15 ששרד תאונה אווירית והצליח להנחית את המטוס כשכנף אחת חסרה. לסרטונים נוספים: הכנסו לבא במי...
Still faster than your daily commute!
youtube.com Jet-powered SR-71 Blackbird remote control model in take-off, fly-by, and landing.
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