The SR-71 Blackbird's Most Spectacular Flyover Was Also Its Slowest

One of the most legendary stories related to the SR-71 Blackbird has nothing to do with how fast or how high it could fly. Quite the opposite really, it has to do with how slow and low it flew, somewhat accidentally, the results of which was probably one of the most spectacular visual and audible moments in aviation… »7/23/15 10:24am7/23/15 10:24am


The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

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 explains its top secret engine technology. »12/21/14 11:42am12/21/14 11:42am

Rare photos of the SR-71 Blackbird show its amazing history

The SR-71 Blackbird is, without a doubt, the most advanced airplane ever built in relation to the technology available at the time. It broke all aviation records, it flew incredible missions, and it became the stuff of legend. Lockheed Martin published its history in this collection of high resolution scans of old… »12/12/14 11:18am12/12/14 11:18am

This is the amazing Lockheed Martin SR-72—the space Blackbird

Aviation Week's Guy Norris has an exclusive article on the successor for the Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird, the legendary spy plane that may be the favorite of every airplane nerd in the world. The hypersonic SR-72 is the first aircraft that can fit perfectly in Star Wars or Galactica, a true space age ship. »11/01/13 10:40am11/01/13 10:40am

SR-71 stitched shots from the Pima Air And Space Museum

Figured I would share. I have a couple of ultralarge stitched pictures of the SR-71 at my local air and space museum just sitting on my Dropbox now Flickr, account. The pictures are huge, and while not my finest work, I have to imagine that there are a few SR-71 fans here. I use Hugin to stitch my photos for those… »8/06/13 4:53pm8/06/13 4:53pm

This Is The Man Who Made The First Supersonic Parachute Jump, Just Not On Purpose

We're all pretty excited about the Red Bull-sponsored supersonic, stratospheric jump that Felix Baumgartner will be making this weekend. And while Baumgartner will likely be setting all sorts of man-outside-of-an-airplane speed records, it's worth looking back at the man who did it first, back in 1966. Even if doing… »10/12/12 2:00pm10/12/12 2:00pm

Transformers 2 Call Sheet Leaked, Confirms Even More Autobots To Roll Out

EXT SHANGHAI STEEL YARD Strike force in hummers & Trikes pull off HazMat suits EXT SHANGHAI SIDE STREET Kids run up to get ice cream. DOLLY FRONT SHOT Chinese kids. Headlight flare. THIN TRACK RIG BETWEEN KIDS TRUCK DIGITAL PASS THRU in front of Chinese kids. Wind kicks up. Two halves of Ice Cream Truck. One spins.…
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