26 January 1990

Into the sunset. . . . (Lockheed Martin)

26 January 1990: The Lockheed SR-71A “Blackbird” is retired from service at Beale Air Force Base, California. This would prove to be a premature decision.

© 2017, Bryan R. Swopes

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About Bryan Swopes

Bryan R. Swopes grew up in Southern California in the 1950s–60s, near the center of America's aerospace industry. He has had a life-long interest in aviation and space flight. Bryan is a retired commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor.

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