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

By Col. Richard H. Graham (USAF-Ret)

"It all begins with a desire," writes author Col. Richard Graham in the first chapter of Flying the SR-71 Blackbird, "a desire to fly the world’s most secretive, highest and fastest plane."  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 answers.  Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit on a Secret Operational Mission takes readers on an operational mission that only a few U.S. Air Force pilots have ever experienced.  Col. 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.  Shown to the public for the very first time, the book includes the once-secret SR-71 pilot’s checklist.

Autographed copies of the books can be purchased directly from Rich Graham. The book is $29.00 ($30.15 Texas residences) and includes postage. Send a check to Richard Graham, 3501 Hearst Castle Way, Plano, TX 75025 for the book. Be sure to include who to autograph the book to and a return mailing address.

Copyright © Rich Graham

Royalties from this third book have already been pledged to the Frontiers of Flight Museum here in Dallas for the maintenance and upkeep of the SR-71 simulator.

The J.T. Vida Memorial Fund

Col. Rich Graham biography

SR-71 Revealed:
The Inside Story

SR-71 Blackbird:
Stories, Tales and Legends

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

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