All posts tagged 'SR-71'

The Fastest Plane in the World

Posted on January 18th, 2017 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

New declassified video from the National Reconnaissance Office. Learn about the early history of the A-12 and SR-71 and how these two aircraft set records and served multiple missions for the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. Air Force.

Interview with SR-71 Pilot Richard Graham

Posted on December 15th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

USAF Col. Rich Graham, Retired talks about how he got involved in flying the SR-71 and other airplanes. Video was recorded at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas beside the J-58 engine used in the SR-71. SR-71 Cockpit Simulator Checkout with Richard Graham SR-71 J58 Engine Tour by..
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Flying the SR-71 Blackbird with USAF Lt. Col. Maury Rosenberg

Posted on November 7th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos, Pilots & Everyone Else

An outstanding one-on-one interview of SR-71 pilot Lt.Col. Maury Rosenberg, USAF Retired, by Ron Carrico for the San Diego Air and Space Museum. In this one hour interview, Rosenberg discusses the flight parameters and characteristics of the SR-71 Blackbird which he flew for 9.5 years. About Lt. Col. Maury Rosenberg,..
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SR-71 Blackbird Special Edition CD

Posted on November 1st, 2013 · Posted in

Blackbird Vital Statistics

Lockheed-Martin SR-72 Hypersonic Aircraft, Twice as fast as the Blackbird

Posted on November 1st, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

In 1976, U.S. Air Force SR-71 Blackbird crews flew from New York to London in less than two hours, reaching speeds exceeding Mach 3 and setting world records that have held up for nearly four decades. But those world records may not stay unbroken for long. That’s because today, at..
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Dare to Dream: An SR-71 Pilot’s Tale

Posted on July 5th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

This story gives a glimpse into the life of former SR-71 pilot and the world speed record holder, Al Joersz. Joersz and Skunk Works® program director Steve Justice reminisce how a boy growing up in North Dakota went on to become the “fastest man alive.” Photographs of Joersz’ life were..
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“Big Tail” – One of a kind SR-71 Blackbird – 2004 Wings & Airpower CD

Posted on August 24th, 2012 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

By Tony Landis, in the December 2004 edition of Wings Shortly after the first SR-71s began flying operational missions over North Vietnam, the Air Force began looking into ways of expanding the capabilities of this exotic aircraft. With its versatile interchangeable noses, mission planners would have to make a choice..
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