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I think this might be of interest to our Recce Tech members. Maybe you could consider putting a link to this article on our website. Synopsis: “This SR-71 Blackbird cockpit got more flight time than all of the other Blackbird aircraft put together, and every single SR pilot, at one point or another, had their hands on these stick and throttles. This is the one and only SR-71 simulator, used for crew selection and training, on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas.”
http://projecthabu.com/post/91905257923/this-sr-71-blackbird-cockpit-got-more-flightTake care, David Belote
The CIA’s A-12 Archangel was the predecessor to the USAF’s SR-71 Blackbird, both built by Lockheed and Kelly Johnson. https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/a-12/Also this video: https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comments/1nidl7/sr71_pilot_richard_graham_explains_the_cockpit/
|ASIA FROM ABOVE: All about the activities of the USAF 67th Reconnaissance Technical Squadron at Yokota Japan from 1957 to 1971. The 67th did the initial film processing and photo interpretation on all the Black Cat/Church Door U-2 missions, starting in 1962,|
we worked OXCART/Black Shield after September 1967 (including the Pueblo missions and the final search for the lost A-12), and we did all the Giant Scale missions from the first operational flight over SEA until 1971. Before that we had China RB-57 missions and RF-101s dicing over Chicom airfields across from Taiwan. We also worked SAC and CIA U-2 missions, high altitude SEA drones and peripheral missions
over other countries in the Far East. GRC 100 and BX 6847 were probably our most famous/exciting efforts, but it was the 67th RTS that converted all those flights into useable intelligence and gave them meaning. For thirteen years, most of the imagery collected in the Far East, went through us. We innovated reporting formats, data bases
and computer systems that were leaders in the field. The book is 480 pages, including over 100 pages of photos, 8.5″ x 11″ trade paperback. Get your copy at Authorhouse ($20.00, much cheaper that Amazon) or your favorite bookstore or Amazon.com!