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.