Sr-71 Flight Manual: The Official Pilot's Handbook Declassified And Expanded With Commentary by Richard H. Graham

Sr-71 Flight Manual: The Official Pilot's Handbook Declassified And Expanded With Commentary

byRichard H. Graham

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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This is the reprinted facsimile edition of the manual issued to crew members of the US Air Force's sleek SR-71, now available with photos and annotations by former Blackbird pilot Richard Graham.

The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird was a long-range, Mach 3 reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed's top-secret Skunk Works. One of the first aircraft designed to have a low radar signature, the SR-71 could map 100,000 square miles from an altitude of 80,000 feet. Operational from 1964 to 1998, it is still the fastest jet-powered aircraft - a Blackbird once completed a Los Angeles-to-Washington, D.C. flight in 64 minutes. Naturally, reigning in all that technology and performance required some know-how on the parts of the pilots and ground crews. This massive volume, theSR-71 Flight Manual,is a facsimile reprint of the official flight manual issued to SR-71 crew members augmented with anecdotes and and descriptions of flight procedures from former SR-71 pilot Col. Richard Graham (Ret.). Divided into seven sections, the book covers in minute detail everything from the SR-71 trainer to normal and emergency operation procedures, navigation and sensor equipment, operating limitations, flight characteristics of the Blackbird, and all-weather operation.

Now the official SR-71 flight manual is not only declassified, it's (at least partially) demystified as well!

About The Author

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 ...

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Title:Sr-71 Flight Manual: The Official Pilot's Handbook Declassified And Expanded With CommentaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1040 pages, 11.25 × 8.62 × 1.88 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760351740

ISBN - 13:9780760351741

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