SR-71 Blackbird

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

Pilot Brian Shul discusses his unique trajectory—in life and in flight—ahead of his Hiller Museum event
PRE-ORDER - Limited Edition SR-71 Blackbird SetSigned by Six Pilots

Received from a follower. If anyone's interested.

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�...
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

“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 shit, but we had a 40-foot drag chute, so that helped.”

We Are The Mighty

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

America, Hell Yeah

Still one of the best aviation stories in history and a great re-read.
25 Mind Boggling Facts About the SR-71. #12 Made Me Wince. [VIDEO]

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



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:
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.
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.
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…
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]

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,...
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


While not as sexy as the Blackbird, the Lancer is more like a fox. Which, to be fair, is kinda sexy!

Still sexy, after all these years. The B-1 Lancer.


Knock, knock L.A.!

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...


Never Forget.

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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