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Category: SR-71 Blackbird

Mission Complete: The SR-71 Spy-posium returns

Twenty SR-71 Blackbird crew members and thousands of guests joined the Air Zoo for another unforgettable SR-71 Spy-posium. Crew were on site to recount sorties and give tours of the Blackbird. There was also multiple panel discussions, new Blackbird and Spy-posium souvenirs in the Fly Buy Gift Shop and the Blackbird Affair , a ticketed fundraising event which gave lucky guests the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of the mighty Blackbird. The 2022 SR-71 Spy-posium was generously... Read More
at Friday, Aug 19, 2022
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Spy-tastic items now in stock at the Fly-Buy Museum Store

With the Air Zoo ready to welcome SR-71 pilots, RSOs and maintainers for this week’s Spy-posium, the Fly-Buy Museum Store has been restocked with an assortment of exciting spy-related books and gifts for all ages. Blackbird fans can pick up a new Air Zoo exclusive SR-71 t-shirt design, as well as key rings, pins and models of the iconic Mach 3+ reconnaissance aircraft. There is also a variety of spy related gizmos and gadgets for the up-and-coming secret agent in your life. New... Read More
at Wednesday, Aug 10, 2022
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SR-71 Crew returns to the Air Zoo for an even bigger Spy-posium weekend – August 12-15th

It’s been called “the most impressive military jet ever built” and for some time, remained shrouded in secrecy. Designed with a slide rule, this master of aerial surveillance continues to amaze us more than 30 years after its official retirement. The same can be said of the outstanding individuals who worked with the program, in the air or on the ground. The Air Zoo’s SR-71 Spy-posium provides a gateway to share, discuss, investigate, and commemorate one of... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022
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SR-71 Spy-Posium Event - a HUGE success for all!

Did you make it to the SR-71 SPY-POSIUM? For the first time ever, the Air Zoo opened the SR-71B’s cockpits for public viewing! Visitors got first-hand accounts of what makes the Blackbird tick - straight from the mouths of former SR-71 pilots and crew members.  We learned exciting facts about this one of a kind spyplane that has captured high-resolution images from over 80,000 feet and flown more than three times the speed of sound. Attendees enjoyed engaging panel... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019
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Air Zoo announces SR-71 Spy-Posium details and events!

Portage, MI , August 21, 2019 – The Air Zoo is excited to release details surrounding the highly anticipated SR-71 Spy-Posium events being held October 4-6 at the Flight Innovation Center, their Portage Rd. location.  An outline of the weekend’s schedule is now available on line for the public.  Additional details and announcements will be made public as they become available.    SR-71 Spy-Posium | October 4-6 For the first time ever, the Air Zoo... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019
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Air Zoo Celebrates 40 Years of Operations Throughout 2019!

Portage, MI , May 3, 2019 – In 2019, the Air Zoo celebrates four decades of flight and family; people, planes, and programs; spacecraft and science; education and exhibitions! They may have opened their doors in November of 1979, but visitors will get the chance to celebrate the 40 th Anniversary all year long in 2019! Exciting exhibits, public and VIP events, fly-ins, open houses, special visitors, symposiums, and ice cream challenges are just a handful of the inspiring... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Friday, May 3, 2019
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