Erik's Reviews > Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit on a Secret Operational Mission

Flying the SR-71 Blackbird by Richard H. Graham
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Feb 19, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: military-history-aviation-history, history
Read from January 31 to February 19, 2012

I am a newbie to reading about aviation, though it didn't long to continually run across the SR-71, the plane born out of the secret Oxcart program in Area 51. Rich Graham, a pilot of the SR-71, provides readers with a how-to-manual of what it is like to fly one of these things. The best part of this book are the sidebars, which provide stories of the crew, as well as little known facts about the airplane. I wouldn't read this book as a straight ahead history of the development of the SR-71, but it is a nice complementary book after you do.

Small confession - being flown around in one of these is on my bucket list. It will never happen, but it would be amazing if it did.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Flying the SR-71 Blackbird.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.