Former SR-71 Pilot Gives a Fascinating Tour

SR-71 pilot and National Air and Space Museum docent Buz Carpenter gives a fascinating tour of his favorite plane, the SR-71 Blackbird, the world’s fastest jet. Since 1976, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has held the world record for the fastest ‘air-breathing manned aircraft’ with a recorded speed of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h). That works out to a staggering 36.55 miles/58.83 km per minute.