Flying The Sr-71 Blackbird: In The Cockpit On A Secret Operational Mission

byRichard H. GrahamForeword byJay Miller

Paperback | October 8, 2019

Flying The Sr-71 Blackbird: In The Cockpit On A Secret Operational Mission by Richard H. Graham
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For anyone who has ever wondered what it's like to fly the SR-71 on a secret Mach 3 reconnaissance mission, this book has the answer. Completely redesigned and updated with photos from author Colonel Richard H. Graham's personal archive, as well as a new introduction,Flying the SR-71 Blackbirddetails what an SR-71 mission entailed, from planning to donning a pressure suit to returning to base.

The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird, was anadvanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraftdeveloped by Lockheed Skunk Works. The aircraft flew so fast and high that not one was ever shot down, even by a missile. SR-71 pilot and instructor Colonel Richard Graham offersa rare cockpit perspectiveon how regular Air Force pilots and navigators transformed themselves into SR-71 Blackbird crews, turning their unique aviation talents to account in an unprecedented way.

Arguablythe world's foremost expert on piloting the Blackbird, Graham takes readers along on an operational mission that only a few Air Force pilots have ever experienced.
A veteran of fifteen years of assignments within the SR-71 community,Colonel Richard H. Grahamis uniquely qualified to tell the Blackbird's story. Crew member, instructor pilot, chief of the standardization/evaluation division, Colonel Graham was named SR-71 Squadron Commander, 1st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, in January 1981. A ...
Title:Flying The Sr-71 Blackbird: In The Cockpit On A Secret Operational MissionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9.2 X 7.55 X 0.85 inShipping dimensions:224 pages, 9.2 X 7.55 X 0.85 inPublished:October 8, 2019Publisher:MotorbooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760366411

ISBN - 13:9780760366417

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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