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Blair Bunting Captures The Essence Of The SR-71 Blackbird In These Dramatic Photos

Our friend and renowned advertising photographer Blair Bunting has fallen in love with shooting military aviation subjects in his signature style. Recently he shot the F-22 and the F-16 with dramatic results. Now he has added the iconic and sinister looking SR-71 Blackbird to his portfolio, and here are the incredible…

Legendary Skunk Works Founder Kelly Johnson's Rules Of Management

Clarence “Kelly” Johnson is the Babe Ruth of aerospace design. Aircraft programs under Johnson were so cutting edge and historically influential, and his cult of personality and management strategy so effective, that he and Lockheed’s Skunk Works (which he also founded) are forever enshrined in mankind’s technological…

You'll Swear The Ground Shook After Watching This Heavy SR-71 Departure

Take an SR-71 Blackbird, load it to the brim with fuel and sensors and hand it to the most experienced Blackbird pilot of all time, BC Thomas, with over 1200 hours in the jet, and this is what you get. According to BC’s notes, the Blackbird was traveling at over 400 kts (about 460 mph) by the time he pitched the nose…