Fly Away Simulation

FSX Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Project

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
78.24 MB
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Scanned 23 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
4 star rating.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by 11 PRO members.

A very big thank you to anyone having flown my project in FS9. You will find this aircraft totally different and more user friendly.

Screenshot of Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird in flight.

Screenshot of Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird in flight.

The zip file you downloaded should be extracted to a clean temp folder. It will have the following folders:

0_Images (ref): Four larger images for reference.

Effects: copy and past the CONTENTS to the FSX effects folder. DO NOT OVERWRITE any files.

Flight Simulator X Files: copy and past the CONTENTS to your Documents folder of the same name.

SimObjectsAirplanes: copy the aircraft file within, to your FSX airplanes folder.

NOTE: The gauges in this project are in both panel folders. DO NOT TRANSFER them to the FSX Gauges folder. When activating say yes to the run question.

There maybe some misalignment with runways in flights that start from an airfield as alignment will depend on what scenery you are using.

Be very sure to follow the taxi and takeoff instructions.

Whilst this project is based on saved flight plans to replicate the performance given in the email on page 6 of the Manual you can of course follow the flying instructions: takeoff from your favorite airfield, climb to a subsonic 40000ft as instructed, go supersonic and climb to say 84000ft, achieve at least mach 3.2, take a screen grab of the territory below, then turn 180 degrees and find your way back to your airfield and land. You will find that will not be easy without GPS guidance back to your home base as you will probably be 800Nm away when you start your return.

By Ross McLennan.


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The archive has 211 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
zz_READ_ME.txt11.16.122.31 kB
SR71_EGUN.jpg11.15.12216.34 kB
SR71_Flight-Maps.jpg11.15.12772.66 kB
SR71_Norway.jpg11.15.12551.56 kB
SR71_Project_2012.jpg11.16.12643.42 kB
fx_Bob_SR-71_Burn.fx11.28.0741.90 kB
fx_Bob_SR-71Blueflame.fx11.28.071.24 kB
fx_contrail_s.fx05.14.031.17 kB
fx_smoke_f6.fx04.19.041.17 kB
fx_SR-71_burnerflame.fx11.28.0715.52 kB
71X_01 Blackbird Training Flight Beale AFB.FLT11.16.1214.15 kB
71X_01 Blackbird Training Flight Beale AFB.FSSAVE03.05.12157.06 kB
71X_02 The Blackbird Goes Supersonic.FLT11.16.1215.40 kB
71X_02 The Blackbird Goes Supersonic.FSSAVE03.01.12144.91 kB
71X_03 Blackbird go North or land Vandenberg.FLT11.16.1211.54 kB
71X_03 Blackbird go North or land Vandenberg.FSSAVE01.18.1048.38 kB
71X_04 Blackbird Touch & Go at RAF Mildenhall.FLT11.16.1211.83 kB
71X_04 Blackbird Touch & Go at RAF Mildenhall.FSSAVE03.08.12111.66 kB
71X_05 Blackbird Recon to Libya - near Genoa.FLT11.16.1214.66 kB
71X_05 Blackbird Recon to Libya - near Genoa.FSSAVE03.05.1284.40 kB
71X_06 Blackbird Recon to Libya - 81000ft.FLT11.16.1219.14 kB
71X_06 Blackbird Recon to Libya - 81000ft.FSSAVE03.08.12104.59 kB
71X_07 Blackbird Approach Gibraltar Fuel - 34000ft.FLT11.16.1214.55 kB
71X_07 Blackbird Approach Gibraltar Fuel - 34000ft.FSSAVE03.08.12127.67 kB
71X_08 Blackbird Land Gibraltar 2.FLT11.16.1214.64 kB
71X_08 Blackbird Land Gibraltar 2.FSSAVE03.01.1251.81 kB
71X_09 Blackbird Returning to Mildenhall - Channel.FLT11.16.1214.49 kB
71X_09 Blackbird Returning to Mildenhall - Channel.FSSAVE03.08.12163.42 kB
VFR Beale AFB to Beale AFB.pln03.01.125.31 kB
VFR Mildenhall AB to Mildenhall AB.pln03.08.124.42 kB
z_SR71A Blackbird 61-7955 FSX11.16.120 B
Aircraft.cfg11.16.1216.16 kB
Lockheed-Martin SR-71a 'BLACKBIRD'.air08.30.098.52 kB
model.1795511.16.120 B
Lockheed SR-71A.mdl12.01.033.15 MB
Model.cfg05.05.0334 B
panel.RMcL_SR71_17955_FSX211.16.120 B
Boeing777-300.gau06.13.034.26 MB
Cessna208.gau06.14.032.71 MB
CONCORDE.GAU03.05.033.60 MB
DM_COMET1.cab06.28.04825.22 kB
Extra_XML.cab09.26.07513.42 kB
F-86D Gauges.cab02.26.12296.31 kB
Lear_45_XML.cab09.26.071.58 MB
panel.cfg11.16.1217.46 kB
rcb-gauges11.16.120 B
F14BurnerLight.xml10.21.031.76 kB
F14EffectControl.xml12.23.033.30 kB
F14Reheat1.bmp10.21.032.11 kB
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Spitfire_Instr.gau12.26.031.07 MB
SR71_HL11.16.120 B
Hood_down.bmp11.22.052.58 kB
Hood_Light.xml11.13.12825 B
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Tornado_Gauges.CAB06.30.072.11 MB
z_Distance_patch.bmp08.21.09916 B
z_IAS2.bmp03.07.1242.24 kB
z_NotActive.bmp05.27.087.19 kB
z_Rear_Blank.bmp03.07.122.25 MB
z_SR71_PNL_a.bmp11.11.122.25 MB
z_Sr71rso4.bmp03.07.122.25 MB
z_TR71_Blank.bmp08.21.092.25 MB
panel.RMcL_SR71_Rapid_Rabbit_FSX111.16.120 B
B737_800.cab09.26.072.01 MB
Blank.BMP02.24.08900.05 kB
Boeing777-300.gau06.13.034.26 MB
Cessna208.gau06.14.032.71 MB
CONCORDE.GAU03.05.033.60 MB
DM_COMET1.cab06.28.04825.22 kB
Extra_XML.cab09.26.07513.42 kB
F-86D Gauges.cab02.26.12296.31 kB
Lear_45_XML.cab09.26.071.58 MB
panel.cfg11.15.127.42 kB
rcb-gauges11.16.120 B
F14BurnerLight.xml10.21.031.76 kB
F14EffectControl.xml12.23.033.30 kB
F14Reheat1.bmp10.21.032.11 kB
F14Reheat2.bmp10.21.032.11 kB
F14ReheatBoth.bmp10.10.032.11 kB
F14ReheatOff.bmp10.10.032.11 kB
Spitfire_Instr.gau12.26.031.07 MB
SR71_HL11.16.120 B
Hood_down.bmp11.22.052.58 kB
Hood_Light.xml11.13.12825 B
Hood_up.bmp11.22.052.65 kB
Tornado_Gauges.CAB06.30.072.11 MB
z_GS Patch.bmp02.29.122.87 kB
z_NotActive.bmp05.27.087.19 kB
z_SR71pnl.bmp11.15.12469.80 kB
RM_SR71_C1d.jpg03.08.1274.79 kB
RM_SR71_C2.jpg03.05.1248.70 kB
sound11.16.120 B
A_COMB_1.wav03.02.12691.51 kB
A_EFSC.wav03.02.12691.51 kB
A_sr71_0.wav03.02.12478.59 kB
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B_sr71_0.wav03.02.12334.80 kB
burnera.wav03.02.121.18 MB
burnerb.wav03.02.121.18 MB
canopy.wav03.02.121.26 MB
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FLAPS.wav03.02.12103.55 kB
GEARDOWN.wav03.02.12753.89 kB
gearup.wav03.02.12753.89 kB
ilt.wav03.02.12818.39 kB
int. turbine A.wav03.02.12626.91 kB
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Sound.cfg03.02.1210.61 kB
Sound_forUpload.cfg01.16.1032 B
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T_COMB_SHUT.wav03.02.125.66 MB
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SR71_17955_check.htm11.15.12703 B
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I’m not really one for the whole weapons of super destruction via the skies thing that we as a race have grown accustomed to, but in terms of their technical prowess and the progress we have made in just a few decades in terms of military aviation I need to pay homage to these projects as much as I can. When using a flight simulator, for example, their ample capability and appetite for destruction bothers me a whole lot less when it’s pixels I’m firing at, not people! This mod, though, has me looking at military aviation in a whole new light.

It’s a very awesome project that was brought back from the purgatory that is FS9, and has been re-mastered to fit in with the more demanding yet more rewarding world of FSX, giving you all the help that you need in understanding how to take the whole thing a step further. It’s far more user-friendly than it used to be on account of the wealth of new features and limitations that are in place when using FSX over FS9, so you can get a bit more of a taste about what the Blackbird actually is capable of here.

It’s attention to detail on the actual model is hugely impressive, and I noticed the difference between the FS9 version and the FSX equivalent more or less within the first sew seconds of starting up the simulator to try it out. It really is night and day, and the performance improvements and attention to detail has really taken hold here as well. This makes it a whole lot easier for you to get into the cockpit and take off, as you know that you are flying something that truly looks and performs like the real thing.

Whilst I did notice or two issues with runway alignment, it was nothing that I wasn’t able to correct with a bit more concentration on the takeoff. This can make your life a whole lot easier, and ensure that you are able to take off and look after the aircraft properly at the same time. If you take off awkwardly due to this it’s best to restart as you will no doubt find taking off efficiently tough if you mess up your angles on the way up into the sky, making it a whole lot tougher to land on the way back down.

Likewise, this project gives you the ability to hit a barely believable Mach 3.2, which I’d never really been taken to in a simulator before. Give yourself a little challenge by boosting away in a 180 degree angle form the air base in Mach 3.2 and see how long it takes you to get back normally; the difference in speed is absolutely incredible! You will find it easy to do without using a GPS, most likely, which can give you a real challenge!

Madness and tricks aside, though, this is a truly accurate recreation of a staggering piece of military hardware. 

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.  Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them.  Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at

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RodgerDodger69Tue, 24 Dec 2019 07:49:41 GMT

I found it a fun aircraft to fly, definitely enjoyable to fly over Russia at 84,000ft taking photos

Sonny TassoneMon, 16 Dec 2019 02:26:16 GMT

The easiest way to correct flight controls for any issues such as reverse thrust. Go into FSX, FSXA in-game menu to settings to controllers and scroll down to issue such as reverse thrust and or whatever you would like changed, erase the present setting and then set the one key you chose, I would set f2 as reverse thrust for use upon landing then tap f1 to shut off reverse thrust.

Make sure to save the setting on the next page. I found that it's less tedious and time-consuming during inflight to go onto the keyboard do I do setups on my Nintendo controller for everything and make appropriate changes on my flight stick.

Having glitches ruining your near-perfect landings? Go to search type in %temp% before starting FSX, do a right-click erase everything. What isn't erased are necessary files like Adobe arm which is needed to read files.

Another way to free up space on the hard drive is to right-click on the trash bin, scroll to delete files permanently. To note, these files won't be recovered but will not affect your backups. You will always notice changes in regards to the Windows 10 issues.

To have top graphics in win 10 go to settings, game graphics and set on, and for even better graphics go to control feature in Windows to appearances go to advanced and set for performance, this will take away the bling out of things like mouse transparency and stuff you don't need, another is using USB memory as ram, one thing you need is ram, another tip is FSX cfg. Just below Graphics setting place HIGHMEMFIX=10. That's done like this, place your cursor NEXT to the last space at the word Graphics, tap return key, now capitalize and place HIGHMEMFIX=1 Now tap the red square upper right hand, it will ask you to save? Tap yes.

I have other space-saving ram insights and things that make FSX nearly perfect but then again the system, the screen, graphics card, etc have to be taken into consideration. Personally, with over 4 million files and a computer I've rebuilt and overclocked I can say I'm glad solid-state and better motherboards are on the market and yes, a new Flight Simulator 2020 is soon to arrive. From what I've seen with the graphics it'll be a worth it . SEMPER FIDELIS. Any questions leave em here.

StonewallUSMCWed, 19 Jun 2019 00:41:39 GMT

An interesting history. The SR71 was a basic glitch from the beginning starting with the paperwork. Being a typo classified it as the SR rather than RS. RS is the coding given to recon aircraft and Helios. The typist an info NCO made the error and in short, was never corrected.

The public notated top speed attained was never truly made public, what was made public was the flight from the West Coast to the East coast and the total elapsed time was not considering a 242 nautical turn around to make the landing.

The data shows that the fuel cell membranes were leaking, so thin the fuel would seep through and immediately upon reaching an acceptable altitude then would fuel up. That's when the transition of the KC 135s we're refitted with a less fuel consuming yet more powerful thrust was added.

Of all of the situations, the RS71 Oxcart came into contact with the refueling was the most confounding as the top end of the tanker was close to the stall speed as without the speed the 71 being close to wingless could easily have an issue.

The top speed of the 71 was well over 3000 mph. I would watch the aircraft take-off and come in just before Dawn in Plattsburgh N.Y at least once a week and also out near S2 close to 51 Area. It wasn't uncommon to see the aircraft go through its changes at Palmdale as Palm Springs was but a hair away.

I still give credit to the X15 for the huge steps in experimental leading to the RS71. Even when you look back in flight and see the B1 it should be known we started those experimentally with props and cable controls then went on to jet propulsion. I

t didn't work out too well because the airframes were heavy and the cables couldn't handle the stress... then along came wireless and computers and FBW, that's fly by wire and contact point control thru a computer database.

It's amazing what you can recall and appreciate the move forward in the aeronautical field once you've become old.

Sonny tassoneSat, 09 Mar 2019 16:28:13 GMT

A reverse thrust in fax is f2, reverse thrust when used on landing.

robert maneraSun, 01 Apr 2018 18:13:25 GMT

RootBryceSun, 27 Nov 2016 19:29:38 GMT Reverse thrust is acting weird. I reinstalled this aircraft, and when I do reverse thrust, the aircraft speeds up forwards

SR71 does not have thrust reverse!

Tue, 16 May 2017 03:56:03 GMT

I would have thought the VC would have been fixed by now. I was wrong.

SchnareFri, 05 May 2017 02:38:09 GMT

I Need a VC Cameradefinition fix aswell

RootBryceSun, 27 Nov 2016 19:29:38 GMT

Reverse thrust is acting weird. I reinstalled this aircraft, and when I do reverse thrust, the aircraft speeds up forwards...

PaulSun, 20 Dec 2015 19:13:44 GMT

What is the deal with the morris code?! It beeps non-stop. Someone must know how to make it stop. Love the plane, but the incessant beeping has ruined the plane. Absolutely ruined.

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 03:28:59 GMT

Disappointed to see no virtual cockpit with this plane, though the exterior model is good I cannot fly planes in 2d cockpit, too unrealistic. As a top 20 plane I'm surprised & disappointed there is no better version available & I will not pay a bullsh*t amount of money on a payware plane some person spent a few days making...

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:08:11 GMT

It seems like the VC is infront of the plane. (instead of non-existant, but nonetheless, you cant see it) reg. cockpit is just fine, but its annoying not able to look around. :(

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:14:00 GMT

I also noticed a lack of VC for me as well.

A CoreFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:41:07 GMT

i have FSX but the VC is not showing up, all i see is just an invisible plane

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