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091 – Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

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Tags: aviation


In this episode we discuss the world’s fastest and highest flying jet-powered aircraft ever built, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. Our guest is Col. (Ret) Richard Graham, a former SR-71 pilot. Our conversation is loosely based on his book Flying the SR-71, and we discuss the challenge of flying the SR-71. As a consequence of its unique capabilities and its engine and inlet design, the aircraft posed a number of very specific challenges on the pilot.

Richard Graham (at habu.org)

Book: SR-71 Revealed: The Inside Story

Book: SR-71 Blackbird: Stories, Tales and Legends

Book: Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit On a Secret Operational Mission

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