Museum of Flight: Lockheed M-21 Blackbird – The CIA Spy Drone Mothership

The Lockheed A-21 Blackbird was a mighty Mach 3.2 single seat reconnaissance spy plane built for the CIA which would later be developed into the two-seat Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird operated by the USAF. The A-12 first flew in 1962 and was operated from 1963 to 1968. It was powered by two Pratt & Whitney J58… Read More Museum of Flight: Lockheed M-21 Blackbird – The CIA Spy Drone Mothership

Blackbird Airpark

Sadly they no longer scream through the air but just to see a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird strategic reconnaissance aircraft up close is an impressive sight. The Blackbird is a big aircraft and there is really nothing else like it, with that black, uniquely designed, almost flat 85% titanium airframe combined with huge delta wings containing the powerful… Read More Blackbird Airpark