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Blackbird Airpark

All photographs taken by Kenneth A. Larson. All rights reserved. © 2004 - 2013.


The Blackbird Airpark is the world's only display of a Lockheed SR-71A together with an A-12 test vehicle, the Blackbird predecessor, and the once ultra-secret D-21 drone. The park opened in November 1991 and a U-2D was added in November 2001. Additional smaller displays include vehicles, engines, and wind tunnel models. Blackbird Airpark is owned and operated by the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.

Blackbird Airpark is in the City of Palmdale, on the south side of the airport at Air Force's Production Flight Test Installation at Plant 42 at the corner of Avenue P and 25th Street East in Palmdale, California. Open Friday through Sunday (weather permitting), from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is closed on Federal holidays. Admission is free.

Adjacent to the Blackbird Airpark is Palmdale Plant 42 Heritage Airpark. Together, the two Airparks make a strip of aircraft history along almost a quarter mile of Avenue P.

Other Blackbirds on this web site are California Science Center and Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park, Pima Air & Space Museum, see others.
SR71A and A12
SR71A left, A12 right. Photo Date: 3-5-05.
SR71A, A12, D-21 Drone
SR71A left, A12 center, D-21 Drone right. Photo Date: 3-5-05.
D-21 Drone
D-21 Drone with A12 and SR71A beyonf. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
U2D
U2D. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
Engine
Engine. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
Engine
Engine. Photo Date: 3-5-05.
A12
A12. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
A12
A12. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
A12
A12. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
SR71A
SR71A. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
SR71A
SR71A. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
SR71A
SR71A. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
SR71A
SR71A. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
SR71A
SR71A. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
SR71A
SR71A. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
SR71A
SR71A. Photo Date: 3-5-05.
Wind Tunnel Models
Wind tunnel models. Photo Date: 3-13-04.
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