David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
An article written by W.J. Hennigan for the LA Times, provides some new interesting details about the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of cars used to chase U-2 (and, presumably, RQ-4 Global Hawks) spyplanes. Chase automobiles are […]
This is the panorama you get from the cockpit of a legendary U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft. Ross Franquemont is a U-2 pilot and instructor at the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, based at Beale Air Force Base, […]
An interesting look at the peculiar landing procedure of the U-2 Dragon Lady. The video below shows a U.S. Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady, radio callsign “FORTH 01” recovering at RAF Fairford, that has hosted a […]
it looks like that picture was taken probably about 2004 or later, that chevy pick up is a 2004 model. I thought the SR-71 was retired in 1998?
That’s a GMT800 Silverado (1999-2007 MY), so that’s not a Blackbird that’s in service. Is it being towed?
Looks like it. If you look close, you can the cab of a tow tractor, or something else, behind the pick up.
2003 was the first year for those Silverado headlights.
I imagine the Blackbird flashing its headlights furiously