Tagged: A-12

Nevada Aerospace Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

A successful evening of old friends, new friends, honoring aviation pioneers at the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Hugh ‘Slip’ Slater of the 1129th Special Activities Squadron at Area 51; Lou Schalk, Lockheed Test Pilot. First to...

Dr Sky Interviews Frank Murray CIA A-12 Pilot

Dr Sky interviews Lt. Col Frank Murray who was one of the CIA pilots in Operation “Black Shield”. Frank had the distinction of being one of the pilots who over flew North Korea and took photographs back in 1968...

My Trip to the Walt Ray Memorial

A Helicopter Trip to the Walt Ray Memorial By Ray Nixon May 2017 I walked into the unparalleled Hahn’s World of Surplus in North Las Vegas looking for a Nomex flight jacket and some MRE’s for my aviation survival...

Photorecon Visits A-12 Pilot Frank Murray

From the Dr.Sky files, comes yet, another great interview! Here I have the honor of interviewing one of the last surviving pilots of the A-12 aircraft……a single seat CIA, Mach 3.3 aircraft that was built by the great team...

YF-12A 60-6936

In the aviation world there are those that prefer to do artwork. Doing side views like this is called a ‘profile’. This is my first attempt at doing such artwork. Every one knows I have a passion for Blackbirds....

Salute To A Fallen Airmen – Walter Ray

Photorecon along with Strategic-Beer-Command took a trip today to pay respect to a fallen airman Walter L. Ray. Walter Ray was a civilian pilot for the CIA flying it’s then classified Lockheed A-12 Oxcart. He was lost January 5th...

A-12 Oxcart Artist Rendition

I was having so much fun in Photoshop making a lead-in photo for my 928 article that I decide to make a wallpaper sized composition and upload it to Photorecon. That way if any one googles or comes across...

The Search For A-12 Article 125

  (This is a fictional photo: Original US Air Force. Intended to show 60-6928 in flight) This is the story about the Hunt for 928. Precisely known as a/c 60-6928 or labeled by the CIA as Article 125. Workers...

John C. Evans discusses the development of the P&W J-58 engine used in the A-12 and SR-71 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft J-58 (JT11D-20) Characteristics’. Maximum Thrust           34,000 Lb Military Thrust              23,900 Lb Weight                         6,250 Lb Length                         215.940 In Maximum Diameter      55.43 In Sea Level Air Flow        326 Lb/Sec Compression Ratio       8.5:1 Total Pressure Ratio    2,93:1 Bleed...