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Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit on a Secret Operational Mission
 
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Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit on a Secret Operational Mission [Format Kindle]

Richard H. Graham , Jay K. Miller

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Pacific Flyer, August 2008
"For anyone who has ever wondered what it's like to fly the SR-71 on a secret Mach 3 reconnaissance mission, Flying the SR-71 Blackbird has the answer. Retired SR-71 pilot and squadron leader Graham takes readers along on an operational mission that only a few Air Force pilots have ever experienced...Graham offers a rare cockpit perspective on how regular Air Force pilots and navigators transformed themselves into SR-71 Blackbird cres, turning their unique avation talents to account in an unprecedented way. Arguably the world's foremost expert on piloting the Blackbird, Graham details, as no one else could, what an SR-71 mission entails, from donning a pressure suit to returning to base...Flying the SR-71 Blackbird is the ultimate play-by-play journey into what is involved in an operational mission of one of aviation history's most prized, and top secret, aircraft."

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For anyone who has ever wondered what its like to fly the SR-71 on a secret Mach 3 reconnaissance mission, this book has the answer. Flying the SR-71 Blackbird takes readers along on an operational mission that only a few Air Force pilots have ever experienced.

The Lockheed SR-71, unofficially known as the Blackbird, was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft developed by Lockheed Skunk Works. The aircraft flew so fast and high that not one was ever shot down, even by a missile. SR-71 pilot and instructor Colonel Richard 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.

Arguably the worlds foremost expert on piloting the Blackbird, Graham details, as no one else could, what an SR-71 mission entails, from donning a pressure suit to returning to base.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 21624 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 288 pages
  • Editeur : Zenith Press; Édition : 1st (15 juillet 2008)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B004NNUY7O
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Mach 3 Aviation Nerd Heaven 3 juillet 2008
Par Dave English - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This is a great book! It's exactly what the title says it is -- a pilot's inside the cockpit explanation of flying the SR-71, in expansive detail. The author is perfectly qualified for the task as a former SR-71 pilot, instructor pilot, chief stan/eval and commander of the 1st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron. There are 80 pages of original SR-71 checklists, there are detailed cockpit pictures, and there is explanation of every switch you'd see in a complete mission. Make no mistake, this is not a pretty picture book, this is for true pilot nerds who want to do what is now impossible -- climb inside the Blackbird and take it flying at Mach 3.2 and FL 780.

The foreword correctly states the book, "provides the missing link among the many Blackbird volumes that have been written over the past quarter century. While many nuts-and-bolts references have been written covering the aircraft's development, flight test, and operational history in minute detail, none, until now, have addressed the subject of flying the mission from the perspective of the pilot." It includes illuminating discussions about abnormal and emergency procedures, as well as some sidebars with tales of specific flights. It also includes a few pages of color pictures. The SR-71 was a stunning thrill-ride, and also a hughly complex techno-social system. Graham has written a quality tribute to the aeroplane and the thousands of people that made the system work.

Buy the big picture books by Brian Shul for glossy photographs and fluid descriptions of the feel of flying the SR-71. Buy the various history books for the development story and technical details. But for the this-switch-does-that (and why) (and when) detail of actually flying faster than a bullet, you need to buy this book. If this sort of thing is your cup of tea, you may also enjoy 'The Concorde Stick & Rudder Book' by Mike Riley for details on flying another big plane really really fast. I hope this review helps you.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Three out of Three 7 septembre 2008
Par John Freedman - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit on a Secret Operational Mission
HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO FLY AN SR-71? Well there are two things you need, one is this book, the other, well an operating aircraft. That I can't help you with, but I can suggest you should get this book!

Rich Graham was an instructor pilot on the SR-71, and his infinite knowledge of operating the Blackbird is laid out in the step by step procedures of flying the aircraft. Each check list item is described and laid out to explain it in terms you can understand.

This is Col Graham's third book, and 'Flying the Blackbird' like the others is a must for the Blackbird fan. This book is unique in that it tells you the complex cockpit procedures of this marvel of aviation. No other book or writer could give you the insight that Col. Rich Graham does.

A must.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 An absorbing technical book about Mach 3 flying. 31 octobre 2008
Par removeb4flight - Publié sur Amazon.com
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The previous reviews are right on the mark, so I won't restate what they said. This book has a tremendous amount of detail on the physics of flight, engine parameters, navigation challenges, and steps taken to do an actual mission. It is not for casual readers, although there are short sections boxed in the text that relate to humorous or unusual incidents, that all readers would enjoy. I am still amazed that engineers working for Kelly Johnson built this aircraft with slide rules, paper tables, and drawings made by draftsmen, not computers. They achieved Mach 3+ flight using "steam gauges" and pilot skill. Contrast that with the Stealth fighter which flys because a computer moves the control surfaces in response to pilot input. I have seen the SR-71 fly at Beale and this book adds a great insight into its design and operation. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Flying the SR-71 Blackbird: In the Cockpit on a Secret Operational Mission 20 septembre 2008
Par James P. Pratt - Publié sur Amazon.com
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If you are interested in knowing every minute detail about the SR-71 Blackbird, this is the book for you. I have seen the Blackbird up close, sat in the cockpit, and have spent many hours flying the SR-71 on Microsoft Flight Simulator (SR-71 sim available online). Now, with this book, I am learning all of the Blackbird's intimate secrets. The author leaves nothing to the imagination as he steps you through a mission. The planning, the preflight, the cockpit check, taxiing, runup, takeoff, climbout, mission navigation, descent, and landing. It is all there. Did you know that the SR-71 gets only 20% of its thrust from the two jet engines? Where does the rest come from? The author will tell you. There are diagrams and descriptions of every instrument, switch, and lever in the aircraft. This all was top secret stuff a few years ago.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 From one pilot to another 18 août 2009
Par Frank Vancleve - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A well written book. I am a retired military and airline pilot with over 20000 hours of flight time. Even with all this time I found some of this over my head! But if you want to know in great detail how this amazing thing worked this is the book for you! Read slow and analize as you go along and I am shure you will enjoy flying the most amazing bird.
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The SR-71 nacelle flows that air around and through the engine, and then it is finally expanded through the exhaust ejector at the very end of the nacelle. That final expansion recovers about eighty-eight percent of the original energy imparted to the air as it first entered the nacelle a few milliseconds earlier. So the bottom line for the SR is not ram, but ram recovery. In a few words, ram recovery is capturing the supersonic shock wave and using it to create additional thrust. &quote;
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One of the biggest myths about the SR-71 reconnaissance program is that the plane has overflown the USSR and China. In truth, the SR-71 has never overflown the landmass of the USSR or China. After Francis Gary Powers was shot down on 1 May 1960 over Russia, no U.S. president would step up to the plate and authorize direct overflight of the two superpowers. &quote;
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