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October 12, 2009

Aero-TV: Shroud of Secrets - The SR-71 Blackbird

Director Larry Wood Introduces World’s Most Enigmatic Aircraft

Known as the world’s fastest and highest flying aircraft, the SR-71 remains a source of fascination and secrecy over fifty years since its development.  In the mid 1950s, the United States Air Force and the C.I.A. sought to replace the U-2.  The ARCHANGEL project, spearheaded by Lockheed, led to the development of the A-12, an over-flight aircraft configured to fly at extremely high speeds and altitudes over intended targets.  In May of 1960, however, after a U-2 was shot down over the Soviet Union, the United States signed an agreement not to fly manned vehicles over the Soviet Union again.  As a result, the newly developed A-12 could no longer complete its mis

Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes Home First Airplane

A 1929 Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker Carried The Airline's First Passengers

Hawaiian Airlines recently held a special homecoming ceremony to welcome back the actual airplane that started it all for the company 80 years ago - a 1929 Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker. The event Thursday featured congratulatory remarks from Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle.

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