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…

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…

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.