Palmdale California Blackbird Air Park SR-71 U-2
14 fwy north exit Rancho Vista Blvd (Avenue P) about 3 miles east
SR-71 A-12 U-2 D-21 PALMDALE CA. Blackbird Airpark
Blackbird Airpark, an annex of the Air Force Flight Test (AFFT) Museum at Edwards AFB, was officially dedicated on September 27, 1991. It is the world’s only display of a Lockheed SR-71A together with its predecessor A-12, along with the once ultra-secret D-21 drone and the only remaining U-2 “D” model in the world.
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Blackbird Airpark. Palmdale CA USA. June 2015.
Short video of Blackbird A12 Test Plane - Blackbird SR71/A - D21 Drone. At the Blackbird Airpark, Palmdale California, USA. Video clips taken in June 2015.
Blackbird Air Park and Edwards Flight Test Center Museum
Betty Wheaton interviews Bill Flanagan who provides a tour of Blackbird Air Park in Palmdale and the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards Air Force Base. Produced by Jarel and Betty Wheaton for Peninsula Seniors
Blackbird & Joe Davies Heritage Airpark Lancaster California
Blackbird & Joe Davies Heritage Airpark • 03-02-2019
The Blackbird & Joe Davies Heritage Airpark was lots of fun loaded with over 30 historical airplanes and if you want to see a Blackbird up close, this is the place to do it. Both parks are well done and easy to get to. If you are ever in the area I would definitely plan a stop here.
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am-4 pm Admission is FREE
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Blackbird Airpark in all it's glory. SR-71 and U-2 in an unique display (HD)
This time we invite you in the sunny California. Blackbird Park is located in Palmdale, an historic place for all aviation lovers, and it has an amazing display. Here you can see two iconic spy planes. SR-71 Blackbird, world's fastest operational plane, and U-2, the legendary jet still in service.
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Video and stills of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the A-12 Blackbird, and the Lockheed U-2. Taken at Blackbird Airpark in Palmdale, California on September 20, 2013.
Video taken with a Canon VIXIA HF M30 mounted on a Opteka Steadyvid Pro Video Stabilizer System and edited with Sony Vegas Pro 12. Stills taken with a Nikon D300.
Music from the Apollo 13 soundtrack by James Horner.
My usual trip to Blackbird Airpark! :D
I come to the airpark every few weeks, and even though nothing's changed at the park, it still feels awesome being there everytime. Enjoy!
SR-71 Transcontinental Speed Record 20th Anniversary
Betty Wheaton interviews SR-71 pilots who discuss missions and provide an open-cockpit tour of the SR-71 at the 20th Anniversary celebration of the transcontinental speed record. The event was held at Blackbird Air Park in Palmdale, CA. Produced by Jarel and Betty Wheaton for Peninsula Seniors
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SR 71, A 12, and U 2 Spy Plane Pilot Interviews
Betty Wheaton interviews SR-71, A-12 pilots, and U-2 pilots at the 50 year commemoration of the cold war at Blackbird Air Park in Palmdale, CA. Produced by Jarel and Betty Wheaton for Peninsula Seniors
Scary; U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin with $7 billion contract for F-22 sustainment.
The top-grossing defense firm in the world, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a modification to a previously awarded contract for work on F-22 Raptor sustainment, according to a statement issued Friday by U.S. Department of Defense.
The contract modification, from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, is valued $7 billion.
The deal funds provide for the exercise of an option for an additional five year ordering period for comprehensive F-22 air vehicle sustainment.
Work will be performed at five operational bases: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; Tyndall AFB, Florida; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and at six support locations: Edwards AFB, California; Palmdale, California; Hill AFB, Utah; Tinker AFB, Oklahoma; Sheppard AFB, Texas; and Warner Robins AFB, Georgia; as well as at other potential stateside and overseas locations, combat deployment and en-route support bases, potential locations through depot partnering agreements and system program office locations and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2032.
The fifth-generation fighter, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The F-22 cannot be matched by any known or projected fighter aircraft.
The F-22 Raptor’s combination of stealth, supercruise capability, maneuverability and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities from previous generations of fighters. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force.
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The 4 amazing things the SR-71 Blackbird did the day before it's retirement
Usually, when someone or something retires, it's because they've grown a little older — and maybe a little slower — over time. Maybe their skills aren't as useful as they once were, so they opt to spend their sunset years peacefully watching others take over their old duties.
But not the SR-71 Blackbird. It went out with a sonic boom.
The SR-71 was in the prime of its amazing life. This was a titanium bird designed to outrun and spy on the Russians, a bird that was fooling Russians even before it was assembled.
When the Blackbird was retired in 1990, not everyone was thrilled with the idea. Much of the debate around the SR-71's mission and usefulness was because of political infighting, not because of any actual military need the plane couldn't fill. Still, the program was derided by Congressional military and budget hawks as being too costly for its designated mission. Some speculate the old guard of Air Force Cold Warriors had long since retired and newer generals couldn't explain the plane's mission in the post-Soviet order.
Whatever the reason for its retirement, the Air Force's most glorious bird was headed for the sunset — but not before making history and setting a few more records.
When it was operationally retired in 1990, a Blackbird piloted by Lt. Col. Raymond E. Yeilding and Lt. Col. Joseph T. Vida was tasked to fly one last time from Palmdale, Calif. to its new home at the Smithsonian Institution's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Apparently, they had somewhere to be in the D.C. area that day, too.
During that Blackbird's final flight on Mar. 7, 1990, the plane and its pilots set four new speed records:
1. West Coast of the United States to the U.S. East Coast – 2,404 miles in 68:17.
2. Los Angeles, Calif., to Washington, D.C. – 2,299 miles in 64:20.
3. Kansas City, Mo., to Washington, D.C. – 942 miles in 25:59.
4. St. Louis, Mo., to Cincinnati, Ohio – 311 miles in 8:32.
The SR-71 refueled in mid-air over the Pacific Ocean before beginning its transcontinental journey. It arrived at Dulles International Airport to a throng of onlookers and well-wishers who knew a good thing when they saw one.
Addressing the full Senate after the historic, record-setting 1990 flight, Senator John Glenn told the assembly that the flight would be remembered as a sad memorial to our short-sighted policy in strategic aerial reconnaissance.
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SR-71 A-12 U-2 Spy Planes: 50-year Cold War Commemoration
SR-71, A-12 pilots, and U-2 pilots who discuss missions and spy planes at the 50 year commemoration of the cold war at Blackbird Air Park in Palmdale, CA. Produced by Jarel and Betty Wheaton for Peninsula Seniors
Alien Ship over Palmdale, California
I was on my way back from Vegas and captured a UFO flying over Palmdale. My first After Effects project.
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Palmdale International Airport, January 30, 1992
Following the landing of STS-42 at Edwards AFB on January 30, I headed over to Palmdale to see what was flying in the pattern. McD0nnell-Douglas KC-10A Extenders from March AFB shot many touch and go landings. A Rockwell B-1B Lancer took off. I visited Blackbird Airpark. A Grumman Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft made a couple of passes over the airfield. A Beech C-12 Huron and a Vought F-8 Crusader departed, and the McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 prototype flew over.
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Residence Inn by Marriott Palmdale in Palmdale CA
Rates: . . .. .. ... . . . . . . .. .. .. Residence Inn by Marriott Palmdale 514 West Avenue P Palmdale CA 93550 This hotel is 3 miles from downtown Palmdale. The hotel features an indoor pool and provides a full kitchen in every suite. Suites at the Residence Inn by Marriott Palmdale feature a fireplace and dishwasher. The rooms come with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The Palmdale Residence Inn provides guests with a daily breakfast. Guests can relax in the hot tub or work out in the gym. The hotel also features a 24-hour convenience store. The Residence Inn Marriott is 2 miles from the Blackbird Airpark. The hotel is located within a 10-minute drive of the Antelope Valley Mall and Dry Town Water Park.