The SR-71 posing.

Holy Crap—Look at All These SR-71 Blackbirds Together!

This image shows Blackbird 963 on the ground after setting the world Sustained Altitude record on 28 July 1976. Wilbur Wright had set the world’s first altitude record of eighty-two feet on 13 November 1908. The record Capt. Bob Helt (pilot) and Capt. Larry Elliott (RSO) set was more than an order of magnitude better—85,069 feet.

This image shows Blackbird 963 on the ground after setting the world Sustained Altitude record on 28 July 1976. Wilbur Wright had set the world’s first altitude record of eighty-two feet on 13 November 1908. The record Capt. Bob Helt (pilot) and Capt. Larry Elliott (RSO) set was more than an order of magnitude better—85,069 feet.

XB-70 Valkyrie.  Only two built - only one survives.  You can see it at the Air Force Museum, Dayton, OH.

XB-70 Valkyrie. Only two built - only one survives. You can see it at the Air Force Museum, Dayton, OH.

The White Cliffs of Dover: Spitfire flyover. Beautiful shot considering the history of this special plane and the men who flew her:)

The White Cliffs of Dover: Spitfire flyover. Beautiful shot considering the history of this special plane and the men who flew her:)

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