You Must Read This Test Pilot's Story of an SR-71 Disintegrating Midair

This story has been kicking around the internet for awhile, but man oh man oh man is it worth a read. Test pilot Bill Weaver was flying an SR-71 Blackbird on an experimental evaluation flight when a malfunction at Mach 3.18 caused the plane to literally tear apart. Yet somehow, Weaver survived. » 3/08/14 1:00pm 3/08/14 1:00pm

Secret A-12 Spy Plane Officially Unveiled at CIA's Headquarters, No…

This is the A-12, a supersonic spy plane that was the precursor of the SR-71 —and according to the CIA, even while they look similar, in some ways it was more advanced than the famous Blackbird. It's one of 10 planes that survived the 15-plane OXCART program, one of which is in the USS Intrepid in Manhattan. This one… » 9/21/07 5:30am 9/21/07 5:30am