The SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird News/Events

Here's a listing of some notable Blackbird missions. Some that changed history.

Also, at times various museum and other organizations hold special events to discuss and educate the public on the Blackbird program.

History In Their Own Words - SR-71 Blackbird Pilot USAF Retired Colonel Richard Graham

Author: Blackbird Historian  /  Categories: Events  / 

Event date: 6/2/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Export event

Vintage Flying Museum
505 NW 38th Street
Hangar 33 South
Fort Worth, TX 76106

The second installment in the History In Their Own Words Lecture Series is SR-71 Blackbird pilot USAF retired Colonel Richard Graham!

Colonel Graham flew F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam including "Wild Weasel" missions hunting down North Vietnamese Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM) sites.  He went on to fly SR-71's and eventually was selected to command the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing which operated SR-71's, U-2's, KC-135Q's and T-38's.  After retiring from the Air Force, he went to work for American Airlines flying MD-80's.  He is the author of five books on the SR-71, SR-71 Revealed:  The Inside Story, SR-71 Blackbird:  Stories, Tales, and Legends, Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: On a Secret Operational Mission,  The Complete Illustrated History of the SR-71 Blackbird.  Some of which will be available for sale and autographs.  Proceeds from the book sale benefit the restoration of only SR-71 flight simulator located at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, TX. 

Colonel Graham's Bio:

The lecture is included in the normal price of museum admission:
Adult: $8
Teens & Senior Citizens: $5
Children (6-13): $3
Children Under 6: Free
Donations are appreciated though!
Light refreshments will be available.
Seating is limited so please come early to get a good seat.

Visits the museum at the link below.


Number of views (698)

More links