Gary on November 23rd, 2014

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Gary on November 22nd, 2014

The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft.

I saw one of these close-up at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson, AZ.

SR-71

It was developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960s by Lockheed and its Skunk Works division.

  • Top speed: 2,200 mph (3,540 km/h)

  • Introduced: 1966

  • Retired: 1998

  • Unit cost: 33,000,000–33,000,000 USD (1966)

  • Engine type: Pratt & Whitney J58

  • Designer: Kelly Johnson

  • Manufacturers: Lockheed Corporation, Skunk Works

About ten years ago I attended a session where Brian Shul talked about his career in a presentation similar to the video below.

The photo below is Brian Shul flying the SR-71, followed by a video explaining the cockpit controls.

Brian Shul

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Gary on November 21st, 2014

This guy is truly amazing.

Here are a few examples of his art.

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This is how he does it.

 

Click here to see more of his work.

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