by Tom A.
From 1971 to 1997, I met the who’s who of aviation—famed test pilot Kelly Johnson, Skunk Works Director Ben Rich and pilot Francis Gary Powers—and Lockheed employees at Burbank, Beale Air Force Base and Okinawa.
I was a member of the United States Air Force SR-71 System Program Office, working with Kelly Johnson and Skunk Works. During my tenure, we set the absolute world speed record and the New York-to-London record.
|SR-71 Test Crew|