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How The SR-71 Blackbird's Engines Work

The SR-71's first flight was 50 years ago, and it still holds the record as the fastest air-breathing manned jet. The secret? Two incredible engines. Here's how they work.

Want to learn more about high speed aerodynamics? Check out our video here.

Colin Cutler

Colin is a Boldmethod co-founder, pilot and graphic artist. He's been a flight instructor at the University of North Dakota, an airline pilot on the CRJ-200, and has directed development of numerous commercial and military training systems. You can reach him at

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