SR-71 Blackbird

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theaviationist.com

That Time A Crippled SR-71 Blackbird In Emergency Was Intercepted By Four Swedish Viggens After Violating Sweden’s Airspace

A crippled bird operating on one engine, mind you. The Swedish Viggens escorted her to safety.

theaviationist.com An interesting Cold War episode worth 4 medals. During the 1980s, the U.S. flew regular SR-71 Blackbird aircraft reconnaissance missions in international waters over the Barents Sea and the Baltic …

[10/31/18]   Righting the wrongs of First Man.

"I'm still goin' upstairs like a bat out of hell!"

#ChuckYeager

We Are The Mighty

Here's what we know.

We Are The Mighty

Walk on home boy!!

These pilots definitely gave air traffic controllers a reason to smile that day.

Doctrine Man

Today marks 71 years since @GenChuckYeager "rocketed past the sound barrier." Never a doubt he had the Right Stuff.

[06/12/18]   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!!

Doctrine Man

If you have a grand just sitting around doing nothing... have I got a deal for you.

We Are The Mighty

Some things never go out of style.

Blackbird Stealth SR 71 Documentary

Best thing on YouTube? Without doubt!

Psst! Only 119 subscribers to get to that 11K count. Go destroy that 'Like' button!!

Freedom Museum

You know you want to!

Check out the cockpit on the SR-71 Blackbird....

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wearethemighty.com

The next generation of the SR-71 Blackbird is twice as fast

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.

taskandpurpose.com

Boeing Unveils Conceptual Hypersonic Jet Design To Replace The SR-71 Blackbird

taskandpurpose.com Boeing recently unveiled a conceptual model for a new hypersonic jet that would replace the SR-71 Blackbird

businessinsider.com

NASA just dropped a ton of rare footage of SR-71 Blackbirds doing what they do best

businessinsider.com Of all the aircraft ever conceived by the US Air Force, the Blackbird is most synonymous with speed.

forgodandcountry.com

You MUST Read This Test Pilot's Story of an SR-71 Blackbird Disintegrating Midair [VIDEO]

Amazing fortitude to do it all over again.

forgodandcountry.com "I didn't think the chances of surviving an ejection at Mach 3.18 and 78,800 ft. were very good". That's a hell of a quote from one of the original SR-71 test pilots, Bill Weaver following an "incident" on January 26, 1966.There were many harrowing mishaps during the early testing the legendary

npr.org

Astronaut John Young, Who Flew In Space 6 Times, Dies At 87

Tragedy

npr.org One of NASA's most accomplished astronauts died Friday. He flew in space six times, including a moon landing, and later headed the office that chose crews for space shuttle missions.

thesixfifty.com

Meet the man who flew the SR-71 Blackbird—the world’s fastest jet

Read and drool!

It wasn't always 'LA Speed Check' for Major Brian Shul.

One of our own got to sit down with the man (and managed to not drop their jaw in awe - I can imagine goosebumps at Mach 3.2! 😉) to get us this piece of... er... um... ah... SPEED!

thesixfifty.com Pilot Brian Shul discusses his unique trajectory—in life and in flight—ahead of his Hiller Museum event

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PRE-ORDER - Limited Edition SR-71 Blackbird SetSigned by Six Pilots

Received from a follower. If anyone's interested.

clubcoinsuk.com PRE ORDER LISTING FOR DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS Limited Edition SR-71 Blackbird Coin set. Limited to only 71 sets worldwide, this is your chance to own a stunning collectible coin set that includes the signatures of six SR-71 Blackbird pilots! Taking centre stage is a 2.5" coin featuring the famous�...

tribunist.com

SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Trolls Arrogant Fighter Pilot with Ground Speed Check.

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 ...

thedrive.com

This SR-71 Blackbird Cockpit Tour Is The Most Fascinating Thing You'll See All Week

Insert: heavy breathing cat meme!

thedrive.com Veteran SR-71 pilot gives a highly detailed tour of both cockpits and shares incredible recollections from his time flying the legendary jet.

Five Countries Who Fired Missiles At SR 71 Blackbird

Just because.

Doctrine Man

“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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We Are The Mighty

Here comes the (possible) successor. Decades after I hung my boots!

Meet the SR-72.

Business Insider

The jet could outfly any missile fired at it.

Five Countries Who Fired Missiles At SR 71 Blackbird

And failed.

AviationDirect Easyplan

Savage!

The LA Speed Story. Thanks for this brilliant video clip Karl Jensen !
Marie

We Are The Mighty

Ever wonder what it's like to eject from an SR-71 at supersonic speed?

militarytimes.com

Rolling Thunder rumbles through D.C. for 30th time

Yours truly was grateful to have been a part of it this year.

militarytimes.com Rolling Thunder rumbles through D.C. for 30th time

wearethemighty.com

5 countries that tried to shoot down the SR-71 Blackbird (and failed)

The SR-71 wasn't just fast; it found a way to use the enemies' radar for themselves.

h/t We Are The Mighty

wearethemighty.com The SR-71 could fly fast and high, making it nearly invulnerable to anti-air defenses. But that didn’t stop some adversaries from trying to shoot one down.

stuff.co.nz

Roger Hanson: The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird - still one of the world's fastest aircraft

Was there ever any doubt?

stuff.co.nz Inside the life and times of the 'Blackbird'.

America, Hell Yeah

Still one of the best aviation stories in history and a great re-read.

al.com

Alabama pilot remembers flying the 'faster than a bullet' SR-71 Blackbird

What I'd give to experience the same!!!

al.com Ed Yeilding of Florence, Ala., was the last pilot of the SR-71 Blackbird jet and still holds the coast-to-coast air speed record

nationalinterest.org

Keeping the SR-71 Blackbird (the World's First Stealth Plane) Secret Was Near Impossible

Read and marvel!

nationalinterest.org This is why.

controversialtimes.com

25 Mind Boggling Facts About the SR-71. #12 Made Me Wince. [VIDEO]

controversialtimes.com The SR-71 Blackbird is a total badass. It was the nation's preeminent spy plane for more than 30 years and served as the gatekeeper between the era of spy plans and spy satellites. But what really mattered was that the thing flat out hauls serious butt. When you make the fastest plane

Business Insider

Stunning.

Is it #Hot in here or is it just me? ;)

American Heroes Channel

1999 #OnThisDay Last flight of the SR-71.

businessinsider.com

The world's fastest plane flew its last flight 16 years ago today

businessinsider.com Relive the stunning legacy of the world's fastest plane.

Vote.

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is the world's fastest jet and can fly anywhere in the world within hours. Vote Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird as the most seriously amazing in the Smithsonian in this year's #SIShowdown: http://s.si.edu/VoteSR71

businessinsider.com.au

'107 feet of fire-breathing titanium:' A US Air Force major describes flying world's fastest plane

businessinsider.com.au In the 1960's, when a single military incident...

Odometer.com

15 Incredible Facts About the SR-71 Blackbird (With Even MORE Incredible Photos!)

Odometer.com The SR-71 Blackbird was a strategic reconnaissance (SR) aircraft built by Lockheed Martin and designed by Clarence Johnson. It took flight in 1964 and kept going until being retired by NASA in 1999. Although this next-gen-looking aircraft never made it to the new millennium, it remains one of the most famous, fastest, and fascinating planes ever flown. Here are some incredible facts you probably never knew about this amazing aircraft.

cnn.com

The world's fastest plane - CNN Video

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.

sploid.gizmodo.com

Fascinating photos reveal how they built the SR-71 Blackbird

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

11 Photos That Show Why The SR-71 'Blackbird' Is One Of The Greatest Planes Ever Flown

businessinsider.com When it comes to curb appeal, few airplanes in history can match the look of the SR-71 “Blackbird.”

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