The SR-71 Blackbird

Blackbird Aircraft Stories

Here are the famous stories told by SR-71 pilots. Yes, the fastest speed over the West Coast is here. But you might find that the 'Slowest Flyby' is as thrilling. You decide how much is fact and how much is just a great story!

How the SR-71 Blackbird Got It's Name

How the SR-71 Blackbird Got It's Name

During the presidential elections of 1964 Barry Goldwater accused President Lyndon Johnson that he let military technology lapse. During a press conference on July 1964, President Johnson announced the existence of the SR-71 Strategic Reconnaisance airplance.

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