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 10:40am 11/01/13 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 4:53pm 8/06/13 4:53pm

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

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 2:00pm 10/12/12 2:00pm

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

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… » 6/11/08 4:20pm 6/11/08 4:20pm

SR-71 Blackbird Start Cart: Nailhead Power!

Everyone knows about the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, with its beyond-insane performance and alien-technology appearance, but not a lot of thought goes into the mundane question of how you start the engines on the thing. Enter the AG-330 Start Cart! Packing a pair of torquegasmic Buick 401 nailheads, the AG-330 had a… » 6/26/07 5:30pm 6/26/07 5:30pm