SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird Here lives the "Bat out of Hell"

06/12/2018

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
06/02/2018
Doctrine Man

Doctrine Man

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

Never gets old!!!
12/02/2017
SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Trolls Arrogant Fighter Pilot with Ground Speed Check.

Never gets old!!!

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 ...

Doctrine Man
10/03/2017
Doctrine Man

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.”

Business Insider
08/24/2017
Business Insider

Business Insider

The jet could outfly any missile fired at it.

The world's fastest plane - CNN Video
04/23/2015
The world's fastest plane - CNN Video

The world's fastest plane - CNN Video

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.
02/08/2015
Fascinating photos reveal how they built the SR-71 Blackbird

We just don't build 'em like we used to.

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.

It took just about the time of a generation from the Wright brothers' first flight to the SR-71 Blackbird, but after 51 ...
12/20/2014
The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

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.

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.
11/15/2014
Amazing ultra-high definition photo of the SR-71 Blackbird cockpit

Perhaps the closest (m)any of us will ever get to the cockpit of the beautiful beast.

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.

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]
11/12/2014
The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

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!
12/18/2013
The Thrill of Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

Its called 'love', as in, love at first fly!

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

07/03/2013

Knock, knock L.A.!

03/30/2013
טייס ישראלי נוחת ללא כנף - כתוביות בעברית

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...

09/03/2012
SR-71 Flying Jet Model

Still faster than your daily commute!

Jet-powered SR-71 Blackbird remote control model in take-off, fly-by, and landing.

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