One of the most challenging demands of the Cold War was surveillance and analysis of our principal adversaries deep in the heart of the vast territory of the Soviet Union. To gather this information, Lockheed designers had to develop an aircraft that flew high enough and fast enough to cover those great distances while evading the formidable anti-aircraft weaponry deployed against them. The answer to this need was the SR-71 Blackbird. To operate this exotic and mysterious aircraft took a special breed of highly capable individuals. Maury will unravel for us some of the mysteries of the capabilities and missions of these fantastic machines, as well as the special qualities of the people who flew them.
Lunch and Presentation by Lt. Colonel Maury Rosenberg USAF (Ret)
11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 8 June, 2023
Elks Lodge #1952
11551 Trask Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92842-1952
Reservations required, please email Tim Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tim at (562) 287-4846 no later than noon on Wednesday 7 June.