submitted by Doug Nelson, AFFTC Museum
On Saturday, August 9, 2003, there will be a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first YF-12 flight. Jim Eastham, the pilot of that first historic flight, will be on hand to sign autographs.
For more information, contact the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum by email [email@example.com] or by phone at 661-277-8050, or 877-FLT-TEST (toll-free in the USA).
The Blackbird Airpark is an annex of the AFFTC Museum at Edwards AFB and is located on the Air Force Production Flight Test Installation at the corner of Avenue P and 25th Street East in Palmdale, California. Normal hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Admission is free. The airpark is staffed entirely by museum volunteers and proceeds from these events will benefit continued development of the facility.
FYI: If you were unable to attend the event, you can order memorabilia directly from the museum by clicking on this link: http://www.jsfedwards.com/yf12.html