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Exclusive March 24 Reception for Spy Pilot Chronicles at The Museum of Flight

Blackbird crew shares tales, photos, books about secret flights at Mach 3

On March 24 from 6 to 9 p.m, veteran USAF SR-71 Blackbird spyplane crew Brian Shul and Walt Watson will share their experiences at “Spy Pilot Chronicles,” a Museum event that includes a private reception beneath the Museum’s Blackbird, followed by a lecture and book signing. Join Shul and his long-time flight crew member Watson for this exclusive event. Tickets are $55 for Museum members, and $70 non-members.

The evening begins with a cash bar and appetizers reception beneath the Museum’s unique M-21/D-21 Blackbird, where the two pilots will answer questions about the famous spyplane. Following the reception, there will be a presentation and book signing with Shul and Watson in the Museum’s theater. Shul has been delivering his programs to full houses at the Museum for 20 years; this program with Watson – the only African American to qualify as a crewmember in the Blackbird, and the subject of many of Shul’s stories – is entirely new, and not to be missed.

The event also marks the 20th anniversary of Shul’s “Sled Driver,” the first photo/essay book to put the reader into the cockpit of the most exotic aircraft ever built-the SR-71. Shul and Watson will be signing books at the event.

Advance tickets are available online at museumtix

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