Brain cleanse: Watch and listen as this SR-71 punches through the sound barrier and sets off car alarms before disappearing into the sky
Β· Mar 23, 2023 Β·

UPDATE: It breaks my heart to inform you that this SR-71 video appears to actually be a digital simulation. Brave new freaking world. Still some good stuff below though.


BOOM! Told you it would cleanse your brain. Holy Blackbird is that sweet!

The SR-71 Blackbird is one of the sickest planes ever made, operating at speeds of Mach 3.2 and flying at altitudes over 85,000 feet. It was retired in 1999 but while operational it was like the boogie man of the sky.

It flies so high and fast that surface-to-air missiles couldn't even touch it; it would just outrun them. It still holds the world record it set in 1976 for the fastest air-breathing manned aircraft ever.

Elon Musk calls it the "coolest plane ever" and named one of his sons after it.

Lastly – and this is important – if you haven't heard the legendary SR-71 "LA Speed Story" I promise you will not regret spending 5 minutes of your day to watch the pilot tell it:

Now go up top and watch that video one more time. πŸ’ͺπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘Š

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