Here lives the "Bat out of Hell"
"Air Power, Ground Power" - By page fan Jennifer Egista Artistry
Drawing realized with Watercolors Maimeri and Colored Pencils Faber-Castell Polychromos and Prismacolor Premier on Fabriano Tiepolo paper.
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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 …
Righting the wrongs of First Man.
"I'm still goin' upstairs like a bat out of hell!"
Walk on home boy!!
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.
taskandpurpose.com Boeing recently unveiled a conceptual model for a new hypersonic jet that would replace the SR-71 Blackbird
businessinsider.com Of all the aircraft ever conceived by the US Air Force, the Blackbird is most synonymous with speed.
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 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.
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
Received from a follower. If anyone's interested.
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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 ...
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.
“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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Here comes the (possible) successor. Decades after I hung my boots!
The LA Speed Story. Thanks for this brilliant video clip Karl Jensen !
Yours truly was grateful to have been a part of it this year.
militarytimes.com Rolling Thunder rumbles through D.C. for 30th time
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.
Was there ever any doubt?
stuff.co.nz Inside the life and times of the '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
Read and marvel!
nationalinterest.org This is why.
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
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American Heroes Channel
1999 #OnThisDay Last flight of the SR-71.
businessinsider.com Relive the stunning legacy of the world's fastest plane.
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 In the 1960's, when a single military incident...
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 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.”
SCRIPOPHILY (scrip-af-il-ly), the collecting of canceled old stocks and bonds, gained recognition as a hobby around the mid-1970s. The word resulted combining words from English and Greek.