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Blackbird Airpark, Palmdale

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Blackbird Airpark, an annex of the Air Force Flight Test (AFFT) Museum at Edwards AFB, was officially dedicated on September 27, 1991. It is the world’s only display of a Lockheed SR-71A together with its predecessor A-12, along with the once ultra-secret D-21 drone and the only remaining U-2 “D” model in the world.

The Airpark was established to preserve the proud heritage of the Blackbird family of military aircraft. Through the restoration, preservation, and display of these unique aircraft, it provides the visiting public from all over the world with an interesting and educational experience.

The Blackbird Heritage Courtyard brick exhibit commemorates designers, crew members, and others associated with Blackbird aircraft’s development and mission execution during the Cold War years. Museum visitors are welcome to purchase bricks, inscribed with their names or the name of someone they wish to remember and/or honor, to be placed amongst the names of Blackbird pioneers such as Lockheed’s Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, CIA’s Allen Dulles, U-2’s first flight pilot Tony LeVier, A-12’s first flight pilot Lou Schalk, and SR-71’s first flight pilot Bob Gilliland.
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  • This is the Blackbird Airpark. I eas so happy. However it was closed. Instead I rook pictures. First I tried to find someone, but there was no one here. I took my camera and tookpictures 
    This is the Blackbird Airpark. I eas so happy. However it was closed. Instead I rook pictures. First I tried to find someone, but there was no one here. I took my camera and tookpictures  more »
  • We were lucky enough to be given a private tour of this park by a retired aerospace engineer that worked on the design of various aircrafts. All the stories he told us, plus being so close to these... 
    We were lucky enough to be given a private tour of this park by a retired aerospace engineer that worked on the design of various aircrafts. All the stories he told us, plus being so close to these...  more »
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  • Good collection of planes. Love F14 Tomcat. Blackbirds are fantastic. Great place to pull over.
  • Very nice little (free museum) supported by volunteers. 2xSR71’s and a drone plus other mystic jets. We have been told a former SR71 pilot was coming on sundays…. (Those guys are true pilots and heroes).

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