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A-12 Oxcart — First Flight April 30

A-12 Oxcart — First Flight April 30

Code name “Article 121” takes off on its first flight at Groom Lake, Nevada, 30 April 1962. (Lockheed Martin Photo). 30 April 1962: Though it had been airborne briefly just a few days earlier, “Article 121”, the first Lockheed A-12, serial number 60-6924, took off from a Top Secret facility at Groom Lake, Nevada, on […]
March 6, 1990 On this Day in Aviation History — The SR-71’s Last Flight

March 6, 1990 On this Day in Aviation History — The SR-71’s Last Flight

On this day in 1990, the SR-71 Blackbird made its last flight, when Lieutenant Colonels Ed Yielding (pilot) and Joseph Vida (reconnaissance systems officer) flew US Air Force SR-71 A (serial number 61-17972) from Palmdale, CA, to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, setting a Los Angeles, California-to-Washington, D. C. world record time of 1 […]

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