Blackbird Air Park (Air Force Plant 42)
A view of Blackbird Airpark.
Backstory and Context
This park is an annex of the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards AFB and a major attraction in the area. This park contains the world’s only display of a Lockheed SR-71A and A-12, alongside the once ultra-secret D-21 drone and the only remaining model of the U-2 “D” in the world.
The museum is also made to honor the designers, crew members and other workers who assisted with the Blackbird’s development during the Cold War. Museum visitors can purchase bricks to inscribe with their name or the names of those that they love and have them placed amongst the Blackbird’s original pioneers. This park is open to the public and hopes to educate visitors on the amazing power and interesting history behind the U.S.’s aircrafts.
Blackbird Airpark. Air Force Flight Test Museum. n d. Accessed October 03, 2018. http://www.afftcmuseum.org/blackbird-airpark.