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927 takes off from Groom Dry Lake - photo courtesy of the Tony Landis collection
927 takes off from Groom Dry Lake - photo courtesy of the Tony Landis collection

927 on a training flight - Lockheed photo courtesy of the Tony Landis collection
A rare glimpse of 927 from a chase plane - Lockheed photo courtesy of the Tony Landis collection




Also known as the "Titanium Goose," #927 was the only "B-model" in the A-12 series.


Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, about to get the first "check ride" in 927 with Lockheed test pilot Lou Schalk.  Contrary to some reports, this was not the only time he flew in a blackbird; in his book Kelly: More than My Share of It All", Johnson states that he was also in the back seat of a YF-12 on one of the missile test firings.

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