This amazing photograph was published in September of last year by Lockheed Martin. It depicts pilots and back-seat reconnaissance systems officers of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the long-range reconnaissance plane used by the US from 1964-1998.
Up until 2003 you could fly from New York to London in under 3 hours on Concorde. On those flights the cruising speed would have been twice the speed of sound, Mach 2, but today most aircraft cruise at less than half that speed. So what speed is that? Well, most modern aircraft cruise at […]