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photo by Tony Landis, courtesy of NASA/Dryden

967 was one of three Blackbirds that were being flown by the USAF after the "fleet" was reactivated in 1995 (click here or on the photo below for pictures of all the Det-2 crews).



In early July 1999, the US Air Force transferred ownership of all four flyable SR-71s (including 967) to NASA (click here for a NASA press release).  967 was unlucky enough to be the first of the 4 to be given back to the USAF for disposition to museum duty.

Click here for Neville Dawson's photos of 967 being pre-flighted.

February 2000 photo of 967, courtesy of Tony Landis
967 parked at Dryden, with a few D-21s visible in the background - photo courtesy Tony Landis


photo courtesy of Tony Landis
November 1999 photo showing 967 and 971 sitting outside of their old Det2 hangars - photo by Tony Landis

More photos are available at NASA's web site and our NASA/Dryden Mirror Page.


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