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Fascinating read about the secrecy surrounding the Blackbird

Designer Lockheed and the Air Force treated the project with intense secrecy, and when still totally classified, the CIA recorded any hints that reporters, analysts or civilian plane watchers might have as to the jet’s existence. It didn’t matter who suspected it. If airport cab drivers were spreading rumors about…

National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day was established in 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and is observed on the date of Orville Wright’s birthday (his brother Wilbur had died in 1912). It celebrates the history, technological development, and marvel of aviation. So let’s celebrate, Oppo! Post your pics here, and I’ll bump…

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