Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

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For anyone who has ever wondered what its like to fly the SR-71 on a secret Mach 3 reconnaissance mission, this book has the answer. Flying the SR-71 Blackbird takes readers along on an operational mission that only a few Air Force pilots have ever experienced. The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird, was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed 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 offers a rare cockpit perspective on 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. Arguably the worlds foremost expert on piloting the Blackbird, Graham details, as no one else could, what an SR-71 mission entails, from donning a pressure suit to returning to base.If only the forward bypass door had caused an unstart, it was possible to run a manual forward bypass door by itself and leave the ... Imagine trying to comprehend all of this as it was happening at Mach 3, and you still have to fly the plane!


Title:Flying the SR-71 Blackbird
Author: Richard H. Graham
Publisher:Zenith Press - 2008-07-15
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