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Aviation - Color, 1967, Lockheed Corporate Film: Blackbird Story, The

Reel Number: 221575-02

Color: Colour

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1960s,1967-1972



TC Begins: 11:18:40

TC Ends: 11:33:41

Duration: 00:15:01

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk Blackbird Story, The (SR71) LS of SR-71 No 17976 taxiing, turning. Title over. 11:19:13 Taking off away from camera; past. USAF Strategic Air Command / SAC plane. 11:19:42 LS Pentagon from across Potomac River; aerial over. Int. Men into Advanced Systems Program Office w/ sign. Int. meeting of civilians around table by Col R.E. Sprinkel’s desk. MS. 11:20:16 CU insignia Lockheed Skunk Works on foot mat at entrance; employees enter showing i.d. to guard. Sign on wall: Advanced Development Projects Lockheed’s Skunk Works. 11:20:31 SR-71 in flight from front & slightly above; alongside; slightly below & passing beneath. 11:20:50 Release of small jet plane from beneath. 11:20:58 Int. large engineering drafting room. Blueprints printed. Large testing. Assembling titanium shielded sections into final assembly in large hanger. Truck moving large section of plane at night. Daytime & several trucks loaded w/ wide sections down wide highway in mountains from above; arrive and backed into assembly hanger. 11:21:56 Military AF VIPs off small plane. Shaking hands & walking across tarmac. Blackbird testing tail stabilizer sections on ground while parked. Engines running, taxiing, takeoff overhead. 11:22:32 Air to air shots; landing. Plane at Edwards AFB. Air to air shot. 11:22:55 Sign: Headquarters 14th Strat. Aerospace Div. Beale Air Force Base. Preparing for arrival. AF officers walking. Civilians & others at meeting. Warehouse w/ parts. CU of civilian & AF on phones. 11:23:37 CU medical tests of flight crews; training sessions. Maintenance training; space suits demonstrated & tested. Large flight simulator w/ multiple trainees. Air to air shot of plane. Landing of first SR-71B, a trainer, pilot greeted. Two SR-71 fly over, parked. Fly-bys. 11:25:46 Flight crew to planes in van; engines tested. Plane taxiing out, overhead. CU air to air. Crew out of plane receiving Mach-3 pin & certificate. 11:27:03 Wing Commander into room & briefing meeting w/ staff develop schedule. Preparing equipment, maintenance practice; night & engine testing. Day & maintenance technicians at plane. Simulator & checkout. Plane taking off w/ trainee crew in special plane(?). Landing w/ drag chute. 11:29:38 SR-71 views, w/ description of typical flight crew & experience. 11:30:08 Aerial refueling seen from alongside & refueling plane. Landing SR-71 11:30:57 Inspection team checks out everything. Ceremony for 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing w/ color guard, fly-over. Air to air shots. 11:31:56 Night & towing SR-71. Summary shots. Plane silhouetted in various light. 11:32:48 Surveillance data & technicians, film laboratory & large format film printers (?). CU Large aerial photographs being examined by technicians w/ microscopes. Blackbird taking off from wet runway. The End Note: Maiden flight 22Dec64. Cold War; 1960s; Propaganda; Promotional Film; 1960s; Color; Burbank; NOTE: Sold at per reel rate. FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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