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A visitor from Mauritius posted Thu May 31, 2012:
The Best Ever!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sun May 8, 2011:
Great photo with absolute clarity. 5 stars

A visitor from Canada posted Sun January 17, 2010:
To the American poster who witnessed the SR-71 taking off : Amen. This aircraft, just like the Apollo project, shows what talent, energy, money and dedication can achieve.

A visitor from Australia posted Sat December 12, 2009:
Really like those ground level shots of the SR-71 taxing.

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 7, 2009:
Keep in mind this is '50's technology... Once retired and resurrected to be again retired. Now it is available for all to see in museums across the country. My favorite display is in Hutchison, Kansas, where in the entry of the museum you come face-to-face with a SR-71 coming directly at you, the view very similar to this photo.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat November 21, 2009:
Ooo... what can we say???????

A visitor from - posted Sat November 21, 2009:
Fantastic!!!!!!!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 28, 2009:
This shot of the Blackbird shows everyone who views it what can be accomplished by a group of dedicated people, from the people who designed it to the people who flew and maintained it. I was lucky to be TDY at Kadena AFB on Okinawa and witnessed the plane in person. From the F-15's who took off first to provide security, to the KC-135 Tanker who took off next to refuel the Blackbird after takeoff, to the Security vehicles that escorted the Blackbird from it's Hangar to the runway-it was all very impressive. I was standing about 1/2 mile away from the runway at Kadena AFB and upon the Blackbird rolling down the runway for takeoff-the ground I was standing on was shaking and the sound was deafening. This plane to me is the Ultimate to what can be accomplished by a group of talented and dedicated personnel who believe in themselves and the cause they are undertaking.

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 16, 2009:
SR-71 - 5 stars... no matter what photograph

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Mon June 29, 2009:
Nice plane!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat June 20, 2009:
One of the all-time best looking aircraft. 5 Stars of course.

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 8, 2009:
Never stare a Blackbird in the eyes, because death follows. Great photo.

A visitor from India posted Thu March 26, 2009:
Blackbird always deserves 5 stars. it was a dream aircraft back when we were young lads aspiring to be fighter pilots in Indian Air Force. Legendary.

A visitor from Finland posted Tue November 4, 2008:
5 Stars

A visitor from United States posted Mon September 8, 2008:
Absolutely amazing aircraft

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 6, 2008:
Great shot of a great plane.

A visitor from Singapore posted Wed December 12, 2007:
Faster than a speeding bullet, this incredible wild stallion of the skies zips through the stratosphere at nearly ten soccer fields per second. It looks Very 21st century-ish despite its maiden flight in 1962!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed October 10, 2007:
The shape of the plane is great

A visitor from Sweden posted Fri September 28, 2007:
Where is Batman?

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 17, 2007:
What an awesome sight...and no doubt...an incredible picture. The composition just exudes the capability of this bird in a menacing way. Great shot!

A visitor from United States posted Sat February 10, 2007:
This has got to be the BEST view of the SR-71.

A visitor from Canada posted Sat December 2, 2006:
Excellent picture!

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri November 10, 2006:
Engineering Masterpiece!!!

A visitor from India posted Sun September 17, 2006:
Awesum picture one of the rare few pics that have the edge to them

A visitor from United States posted Tue August 22, 2006:
Breathtaking shot of an iconic aircraft

A visitor from Canada posted Sat August 19, 2006:
This rocks!

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 19, 2005:
The most awe inspiring view of a Blackbird known to man. There will never be another one like it!

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