Listing of All Personnel Who Flew the Blackbirds

Bob Gilliland, First Pilot to fly an SR-71

The following data lists all personnel who qualified to fly the Blackbirds.  The listing is from the first person to fly the aircraft to the last person qualified.  The listing includes all RSO's and VIP's that flew in the aircraft. This original data was derived from Buddy Brown's Book and has been expanded upon by David Allison, webmaster at Habu.Org.  He has diligently researched and verified those entries contained below.  There is data missing but to our knowledge that data is currently not available from any source.  As time goes on and data becomes available, this web page will be updated.  You can search this page for a name by going to: Edit/Find in Page and entering the name of the crewmember.  This page should verify any rumors as to "The Politician who said he flew a Blackbird".

The Database is searchable in its entirety.

Special thanks to David Allison for making this possible

Buddy Brown in 2010 has taken his Historical documentation of Crewmember Qualifications and revised it.  Buddy used his original document and with David Allison's searchable database information combined the two to make two new documents.  The three formats are:

Master list (original) Supp_BBook.htm
Alphabetical Supp_BBook_Pg1.htm
Category (Eng, LCO, RSO, Pilot, etc) Supp_BBook_Pg2.htm

Categories listed in Bold flew the aircraft operationally.

last updated 27 Jan 2024
Check # Category Rank Rank@retirement LastName FirstName/MI/Nickname Date
1 Pilot ADP Schalk Louis W. Jr. 25-Apr-62 1
0 VIP ADP   Johnson C.L. "Kelly" 27-Aug-63
2 Pilot ADP Park Bill 21-Jun-62
3 Pilot ADP Eastham Jim 3-Feb-63
4 Pilot ADP Gilliland Bob 5-Jan-63
5 Pilot Civ LtCol Skliar William L. 4-Feb-63
6 Pilot Civ Col Collins Kenneth S. 6-Feb-63
7 Pilot Civ Ray Walter L. 10-Feb-63
8 Pilot Civ Sullivan Dennis B. 14-Apr-63
9 Pilot Civ BGen Walter Alonzo J. 24-Jan-63
10 Eng ADP Edgar Larry Feb-64
11 Eng ADP Stockham Hank Feb-64
12 Eng ADP Larsen Torrey Feb-64
13 Pilot ADP Greenamyer Darryl 25-Nov-64
14 FCO Hughes Byland Tony 3-Dec-64
7 FCO Hughes Scalise Ray 21-Dec-64 6
16 Eng ADP LtCol Miller Richmond L."Dick" 16-Feb-65
17 Pilot ADP Peterson Art 20-Feb-65
18 FCO Hughes Parsons George 24-Feb-65
19 Pilot ADP Weaver Bill 18-Mar-65
20 RSO ADP Zwayer Jim 29-Mar-65
21 FCO Hughes Archer John 14-Apr-65
14 Eng ADP Beswick Keith 12-Jan-63 2
23 RSO ADP Andre George 16-Jun-65
24 RSO ADP Belgeau Steven A. 17-Jun-65
25 RSO ADP Torick Ray 17-Jun-65
26 Eng ADP Bohanan Larry 18-Jun-65
27 Eng ADP Fulkerson Glen 14-Dec-65
28 Pilot Civ Col Layton Ronald "Jack" 15-Apr-65
29 Pilot Civ MajGen Vojvodich Mele 3-Mar-65
30 Pilot Civ Capt Weeks Jack C. 21-Sep-65
31 RSO ADP Moeller Kenneth E. 6-Oct-65
32 VIP ADP Daniell Rus 7-Jul-66
33 Pilot Civ LtCol Murray Francis J. 25-Jun-67
34 Pilot Civ Scott Russell J. 1-Apr-67
101 Pilot Col Col Stephens Robert L. "Fox" 27-Jan-65
102 FCO LtCol Andre Daniel 14-Jan-65
103 FCO Maj Maj Warner Noel T. 27-Jan-65
104 FCO Capt Col Cooney James P. 20-Feb-65
105 Pilot Maj BrGen Daniel Walter F. 14-Apr-65
106 FCO Capt Col Ursini Sammel M. 22-Apr-65
107 RSO Maj LtCol Hurley Kenneth D. 28-Apr-65
108 Pilot Maj Col Bock Charles C. 3-Jun-65
109 Pilot Col Col Henderson Vern 20-Jul-65
110 Pilot LtCol LtCol Beezley Jacques G. 2-Aug-655
111 Pilot Col Col Templeton H. A. 6-Aug-65
112 Pilot Maj Col Evenson Mervin L. 2-Sep-65
113 Pilot Maj Col Hichew Alan L. 18-Nov-65
114 RSO Capt LtCol Schmittou Tom W. 18-Nov-65
115 Pilot Maj LtCol Sowers Robert G. "Gray" 30-Nov-65
116 RSO Capt Col Sheffield Richard E. "Butch" 30-Nov-65
117 RSO Capt Col Mallozzi Cosimo B. "Coz" 2-Dec-65
118 Pilot LtCol BrGen Haupt Ray 6-Dec-65
119 RSO LtCol Col Braeden Cecil H. 19-Apr-66
120 RSO Capt LtCol Fagg James W. 22-Apr-66
121 RSO Maj Payne William R. 26-Apr-66
122 Pilot Col Col Bennett Frenchy Dumont 16-May-66
123 VIP BrGen MajGen Manson Hugh B. May 1966
124 Pilot LtCol Col Rogers Joe 19-May-66
125 Staff LtCol LtCol Richardson Ralph 26-May-66
126 Pilot Col BrGen Holbury Robert J. 2-Jul-65
127 Pilot Col Col Slater Hugh C. "Slip" 30-Jun-65
128 Pilot Maj LtCol Burgeson Harold E. 24-Jun-65
129 Pilot LtCol Col Barrett Burton S. 18-Feb-66
130 Pilot LtCol Perkins Roland L. 19-Apr-66
131 RSO LtCol Col Drake Norman S. 7-Jun-66
132 Pilot Maj LtCol Bowles Ben 13-Jun-66
133 RSO LtCol Peterson Harold C. 24-Jun-66
134 Pilot Maj LtGen Campbell William J. 13-Jul-66
135 RSO Capt Pennington Albert N. 13-Jul-66
136 Pilot Col MajGen Nelson Douglas T. 28-Jul-66
137 RSO LtCol Lewis Russel L. 28-Jul-66
138 Pilot Maj MajGen Halloran Patrick J. 4-Aug-66
139 RSO Capt LtCol Jarvis Mort J. 4-Aug-66
140 RSO Capt Col Dempster David P. 19-Apr-66
141 Pilot Maj Col Brown Buddy L. 18-Aug-66
142 RSO Capt Jensen David J. 18-Aug-66
143 Pilot Capt Col Collins Charles W. "Pete" 10-Aug-66
144 RSO Capt Col Seagroves Jean C. "Conrad" 10-Aug-66
145 Pilot Maj MajGen Storrie John H. 17-Aug-664
146 Pilot Maj Kennon Jack 27-May-66
147 Pilot Capt Col Shelton Franklin D. "Dale" 9-Sep-66
148 RSO Capt Boggess Lawrence L. 9-Sep-66
149 Pilot LtCol LtCol Skliar William L. 24-Aug-66
150 Pilot Maj Gen O'Malley Jerome F. 20-Oct-66
151 RSO Capt Col Payne Edward D. 20-Oct-66
152 Pilot Maj Col Walbrecht Donald A. 10-Nov-66
153 RSO Capt Col Loignon Phillip G. 10-Nov-66
154 Pilot Capt LtCol Boone Earle M. 22-Nov-66
155 RSO Capt Col Vick Dewain C. 22-Nov-66
156 Staff Col Weller Russell K. 6-Jan-67
157 Pilot Maj Col Watkins James L. 17-Feb-67
158 Pilot Maj LtCol Bevacqua Anthony P. 17-Nov-663
159 Staff Col MajGen Hayes William P. 27-Feb-67
160 RSO Capt Col Roetcisoender Robert J. 15-Mar-67
161 RSO Maj Keller Richard G. "Dick" 17-Mar-677
162 RSO Maj LtCol Mathers Donald E. 24-Mar-67
163 Pilot Capt Spencer Robert C. 7-Apr-67
164 Pilot Col BGen Confer Harold E. 11-Apr-67
165 RSO Capt Shoemaker Clyde L. 10-Apr-67
166 Pilot Maj McCallum Brian K. 5-May-67
167 Staff LtCol Col Scheuer James C. 25-Mar-67
168 RSO Maj Maj Crew Jerald L. 15-May-67
169 Pilot Maj Col Devall Larry S. 9-May-67
170 RSO Capt Col Branham Ruel K. 18-May-67
171 RSO Maj Casey Thomas A. 25-May-67
172 Pilot Maj St.Martin Roy L. 29-May-67
173 RSO Capt Col Locke Robert M. 8-Jun-67
174 Pilot Maj Col Bull George M. 19-Jun-67
175 RSO Capt Maj Carnochan John A.F. 23-Jun-67
176 Staff Col Boynton John B. 29-Jun-67
177 Pilot Maj LtCol Powell Robert M. 5-Jul-67
178 RSO Maj LtCol McNeer Charles J. "Red" 17-Jul-67
179 Pilot Maj Daubs Charles E. 24-Jul-67
180 ENG Maj Col Lusby William A. "Art" 15-Aug-67
181 ENG AF/Civ Sudderth Robert W. 18-Aug-67
182 RSO Capt Kendrick William J. 30-Aug-67
183 Staff Col MajGen Minter Charles F. Sr. 6-Sep-67
184 ENG AF/Civ Abrams Richard 12-Sep-67
185 Pilot Capt Campbell Bobby L. 31-Aug-67
186 VIP Gen Gen Holloway Bruce (CINC) 4-Oct-67
187 VIP LtGen LtGen Agan Arthur C. 12-Oct-67
188 VIP LtGen LtGen Martin William K. 20-Oct-67
189 Pilot Maj Col Kardong Gabriel A. "Abe" 17-Oct-67
190 VIP LtGen Gen Catton Jack J. (15AF/CC) 9-Oct-67
191 RSO Capt Heidelbaugh Gary 20-Oct-67
192 RSO Maj Col Kraus Jon P. 27-Oct-67
193 Pilot Maj Maier Lothar J. 17-Nov-67
194 Pilot Maj Col Lawson William E. III 7-Dec-67
195 RSO Maj LtCol Kogler James A. 15-Dec-67
196 RSO Maj Coleman Gary L. Dec-67
197 RSO Maj Martinez Gilbert 22-Dec-67
198 RSO LtCol Chapman Harold E. 16-Jan-68
199 Pilot Capt LtCol Fruehauf David E. 9-Feb-68
200 VIP Col LtGen Bellis Benjamin N. Feb 1968
201 RSO Capt Payne Allen R. 27-Mar-68
202 Pilot Maj Hudson James W. 15-Mar-68
203 RSO Capt Budzinski Norbert L. 15-Apr-68
204 RSO Maj Col Byrnes Donn A. 18-Apr-68
205 RSO Maj Hartman Bruce 23-Apr-68
206 RSO Maj Weaver R.W. Jr. 27-May-68
207 Pilot LtCol Col Hain Harlon A. 27-May-68
208 RSO Maj Rhude Don 23-May-68
209 Pilot Maj Gerard Richard C. 21-Jun-68
210 Pilot Maj Col Estes Thomas B. 24-Jul-68
211 RSO Maj McLean Charles G. 19-Jul-68
212 RSO Maj Moeller Ted G. 30-Sep-68
213 Pilot LtCol Col Collins Kenneth S. 17-Feb-65
214 Pilot Maj Col Shelton James H. Jr. 4-Aug-68
215 Pilot Capt Allender Reverdy J. 9-Dec-68
216 Staff LtCol LtCol Trost Fred 16-Dec-68
217 Pilot LtCol BGen Sullivan Dennis B. 14-Apr-65
218 Pilot LtCol MajGen Vojvodich Mele 3-Mar-65
219 Pilot Capt Wilcox Bruce E. 4-Mar-69
220 Pilot Maj Pyne E.L. (EAFB) 10-Mar-69
221 VIP Senator MajGen Goldwater Barry 2-Apr-69
222 Staff LtCol   Layton Ronald J. "Jack" 15-Apr-65
223 Staff Col Anderson James E. 4-Jun-69
224 VIP BrGen Gen Slay Alton D. 7-Aug-69
225 VIP Col Col Payne William R. 18-Sep-69
226 Pilot Maj LtCol Cobb Darrel W. 10-Nov-69
227 RSO Capt LtCol Gantt Myron L. 30-Dec-69
228 Pilot Mr/NASA Fulton Fitzhugh L. Jr. 4-Mar-70
229 Pilot Maj Col Pugh Thomas S. 11-Mar-70
230 Pilot Mr/NASA Mallick Donald L. 10-Apr-70
231 RSO Maj Rice Ronnie C. 15-Apr-70
232 Pilot Capt Bush Dennis K. 21-Apr-70
233 Pilot Capt Col Hertzog Randolph B. 31-Aug-70
234 Pilot Col Sullivan D.B. 18-Sep-70
235 RSO Maj Selberg Ronald L. 23-Oct-70
236 Staff LtCol Col Owen Roy W. Jr. 9-Oct-70
237 RSO Maj Curtis Billy A. 17-Nov-70
238 Pilot Maj Sewell George H. Jr. 13-Dec-70
239 RSO Capt Blackwell Reginald T. 2-Jan-71
240 VIP LtGen Gen Carlton Paul K. (15AF/CC) 2-Mar-71
241 RSOl Capt LtCol Morgan George T. 3-Mar-71
242 Pilot Capt Col Cunningham Robert J. 19-Feb-71
243 RSO Mr/NASA Horton Victor W. 22-Mar-71
244 VIP Col   Sprinkle Ross 23-Apr-71
245 Pilot Capt Judkin Monty T. 5-May-71
246 VIP BrGen MajGen Lukeman Robert F. 13-Nov-71
247 Pilot Maj Gunther Caroll fD. 24-Nov-71
248 RSO Mr/NASA Young William R. 30-Nov-71
249 RSO Capt LtCol Allocca Thomas R. 9-Dec-71
250 Staff BrGen LtGen Harris Edgar S. Jr. 4-Dec-71
251 VIP Cong.   Price Robert 12-Feb-72
252 Pilot Capt Haller Carl A. 25-Feb-72
253 VIP MajGen MajGen Felices Salvador E. 24-Mar-72
254 cancelled          
255 Pilot Maj Col Bledsoe A.H. "Pat" 7-Jun-72
256 RSO Maj Rogers Cletius C. 27-Jun-72
257 Pilot Maj Col Sullivan James V. 23-Jul-72
258 RSO Capt Col Widdifield Noel E. 11-Aug-72
259 RSO Capt Col Fuller John T. 9-Mar-72
260 Pilot Capt Ransom Leland B. III 14-Jul-72
261 RSO Maj LtCol Gersten Mark H. 1-Aug-72
262 Pilot Capt BrGen Adams Harold B. "Buck" 18-Oct-72
263 RSO Capt LtCol Machorek William C. 1-Nov-72
264 Pilot Capt Col Helt Robert C. 3-Jan-73
265 RSO Capt Col Elliott Larry A. 17-Jan-73
266 Pilot Capt MajGen Joersz Eldon W. 30-Jan-73
267 Pilot Capt Col Wilson James F. 26-Feb-73
268 VIP MajGen MajGen McLaughlin George W. Mar-73
269 RSO Capt Douglass Bruce S. 27-Mar-73
270 VIP Dr./Sec of AF McLucas John L. 6-Sep-73
271 VIP LtGen LtGen Pitts William F. (15AF/CC) 6-Jul-73
272 VIP BrGen MajGen Pittman Don D. (14AD/CC) 20-Sep-73
273 Pilot Capt LtCol Rosenberg Maury 6-Nov-73
274 RSO Capt Col Bulloch Donald C. 21-Nov-73
275 VIP LtCol   Rupard Hal 23-Jan-74
276 VIP LtCol   Reed Jackie G. 23-Jan-74
277 Pilot LtCol/AFLC Smith Tom 23-Jan-74
278 Staff LtCol Col Samay Raphael S. 5-Mar-74
279 Pilot Capt Col Kinego Joseph C. 22-Apr-74
280 RSO Capt Jacks Roger L. 8-May-74
281 VIP MajGen LtGen Sitton Ray B. 21-Jun-74
282 VIP Honorable Currie Malcolm R. 1-Jul-74
283 VIP Honorable Laberge Walter B. 1-Jul-74
284 Pilot Capt Col Cirino Alan B. 26-Aug-74
285 RSO Capt LtCol Liebman Bruce L. 17-Sep-74
286 Pilot Capt Col Murphy Justin J. "Jay" 24-Oct-74
287 VIP BrGen BrGen Melton Albert L. Nov 1974
288 RSO Maj LtCol Billingsley John A. 27-Dec-74
289 VIP LtGen LtGen Keck James M. (VCINC) 13-Dec-74
290 VIP MajGen MajGen Ellis Billy J. 12-Feb-75
291 Pilot Capt Col Graham Richard H. 27-Feb-75
292 RSO Capt Col Emmons Donald R. 17-Mar-75
293 VIP MajGen MajGen Gavin Herbert J. 7-Aug-75
294 Pilot Capt Col Alison Thomas M. 28-May-75
295 Pilot Maj/AFLC Riedenauer Robert L. 5-Jun-75
296 RSO Maj/AFLC Frazier William J. 4-Oct-75
297 RSO Maj LtCol Vida Joseph T. 18-Jun-75
298 VIP Col   Dethlefsen Merlyn H. 24-Jun-75
299 VIP LtGen LtGen Shotts Bryan M. (15AF/CC) 19-Sep-75
300 VIP LtGen LtGen Anderson Andrew B. Jr. 26-Sep-75
301 VIP MajGen MajGen Burkhart John W. 24-Oct-75
302 Staff Col LtGen Beckel Robert D. 11-Nov-75
303 VIP MajGen MajGen Moore Otis 10-Dec-75
304 Staff Col Bower Richard J. 12-Dec-75
305 Pilot Capt Gilmore William G. 30-Dec-75
306 Pilot Maj LtCol Crowder Robert W. 1-Apr-76
307 RSO Capt LtCol Morgan John G. 21-Apr-76
308 VIP Gen Gen Dougherty Russell E. (CINC) 24-Jun-76
309 Pilot Capt Col Carpenter Adelbert W. "Buz" 9-Jul-76
310 VIP LtGen Gen Roberts John W. 29-Jul-76
311 RSO Capt Col Murphy John E. 29-Jul-76
312 VIP BrGen MajGen Cooke Gerald E. 1976
313 VIP Mr.   Plummer James W. 1976
314 RSO Capt LtCol Keller William C. 15-Sep-76
315 VIP LtGen LtGen Hails Robert E. 4-Nov-76
316 Staff Col Col Kidder Lyman M. 12-Nov-76
317 VIP Honorable Connor James B. 1976
318 Pilot Maj LtCol Veth John J. "Jack" 20-Dec-76
319 Pilot Maj LtCol Groninger William G. 24-Mar-77
320 RSO Capt LtCol Sober Charles T. Jr. 18-Apr-77
321 Pilot Maj Thomas Bredette C. 1-Sep-77
322 VIP BrGen MajGen Brown Bill V. (14AD/CC) Sept 1977
323 RSO Capt Reid Jay 22-Sep-77
324 VIP MajGen MajGen Peck Earl G. Oct 1977
325 Staff Col Fenimore John W. 13-Oct-77
326 Pilot Capt LtGen Keck Thomas J. 31-Oct-77
327 RSO Capt Shaw Timothy J. 22-Nov-77
328 Pilot Mr/NASA Manke John 1-Dec-77
329 Pilot Mr/NASA Dana Bill 1-Dec-77
330 Pilot Mr/NASA Krier Gary E. 9-Dec-77
331 Pilot Mr/NASA Enevoldson Einar K. 13-Dec-77
332 Pilot Mr/NASA McMurtry Thomas C. 14-Dec-77
333 Pilot Maj LtCol Peters David M. 30-Dec-77
334 RSO Capt Stockton Michael L. 13-Feb-78
335 VIP Col   Shadburn Ted H. 15-May-78
336 RSO Capt LtCol Bethart Edgar J. Jr. 16-Jun-78
337 Pilot Maj Col Shelton Lee M. II 18-Jul-78
338 Staff Col Terry Andrew G. 1-Aug-78
339 Staff Col Col Young David G. 29-Aug-78
340 VIP LtGen Gen Mathis Robert C. Sep-1978
341 RSO Maj Col MacKean Barry C. 8-Sep-78
342 Pilot LtCol AFLC Jewett Calvin F. 7-Nov-78
343 Pilot Capt Young Richard A. 21-Dec-78
344 cancelled          
345 RSO Capt LtCol Szczepanik Russell L. 24-Jan-79
346 VIP Reverend Hesburgh Theodore M. 28-Feb-79
347 VIP LtGen Gen Mullins James P. (15AF/CC) 29-Mar-79
348 Pilot Mr/NASA Ishmael Stephen D. 29-Mar-79
349 Pilot Mr/NASA Swann Michael R. 29-Mar-79
350 VIP BrGen MajGen Brashear John A. (14AD/CC) 23-Apr-79
351 Pilot Capt Augustin Calvin J. 17-May-79
352 RSO Maj Col Kelly Frank K. 25-Jun-79
353 VIP Col   Stanton Joseph S. 24-Jun-79
354 VIP Senator   Cannon Howard W. 18-Jan-80
355 Pilot Capt LtCol Bertelson Gilbert M. 27-Dec-80
356 RSO Capt Col Stampf Frank W. 29-Jan-80
357 VIP Mr.   Fishburne Frank A. 12-Mar-80
358 Pilot Capt Judson Richard W. 24-Mar-80
359 cancelled          
360 VIP LtGen LtGen Leavitt Lloyd R. Jr. 8-May-80
361 Pilot Maj LtCol Cunningham Nevin N. 22-May-80
362 RSO Capt LtCol Quist Gene R. 16-Jun-80
363 cancelled          
364 Pilot Capt Berg Dennis R. 26-Aug-80
365 RSO Maj/AFLC Flanagan Bill 10-Sep-80
366 VIP Mr.   Hartz Jim 28-Aug-80
367 RSO Capt McKim E. D. 5-Nov-80
368 Pilot Maj Glasser Gerald T. 19-Nov-80
369 cancelled          
370 RSO Capt Hornbaker David M. 18-Dec-80
371 VIP Mr.   Ropelewski Robert R. 1981
372 Pilot Capt McCrary Richard S. 8-Apr-81
373 RSO Capt Lawrence David A. 28-Apr-81
374 Pilot Maj LtCol Smith Bernard J. 11-Jun-81
375 VIP MajGen Gen Chain John T. Jr. 15-Jul-81
376 RSO Maj Whalen Dennis W. 16-Jul-81
377 VIP BrGen Gen Hatch Monroe W. (14AD/CC) 5-Nov-81
378 Pilot Capt LtCol Luloff Gary I. 3-Nov-81
379 VIP Gen   Davis Bennie L. (CINC) 11-Dec-81
380 RSO Capt Coats Robert L. 3-Dec-81
381 VIP LtGen LtGen Murphy John J. (15AF/CC) 8-Jan-82
382 VIP Cong.   Dornan Robert K. 8-Feb-82
383 Pilot Maj LtCol Dyer Leslie R. 5-Feb-82
384 RSO Capt Greenwood Daniel 9-Mar-82
385 VIP LtGen LtGen Miller George D. (VCINC) 19-Mar-82
386 VIP MajGen MajGen Buckman Louis C. (SAC/DO) 10-Apr-82
387 Staff Col Col Liss Lonnie L. 16-Apr-82
388 Pilot Capt LtCol Burk William 21-Apr-82
389 Pilot Maj/AFLC Tilden Thomas V. 12-May-82
390 VIP Gen Gen Allen Lew Jr. (CS/Air Force) 4-Jun-82
391 RSO Capt Henichek Thomas J. 23-Jun-82
392 VIP BrGen BrGen Hocker Jesse S. (14AD/CC) 19-Aug-82
393 Pilot Capt Jiggens James M. 2-Sep-82
394 RSO Capt Col McCue Joseph J. 24-Sep-82
395 VIP Sec. of AF Aldridge Edward C. "Pete" Jr. 22-Sep-82
396 VIP LtGen Gen Iosue Andrew P. 5-Nov-82
397 Pilot Maj MajGen (A/D) Behler Robert F. 2-Nov-82
398 RSO Capt Tabor Ronald D. 7-Dec-82
399 VIP Cong.   Young C.W. "Bill" 19-Feb-83
400 Pilot Maj Boudreaux III Lionel P. "Stormy" 3-Feb-83
401 RSO Capt Newgreen Walter F."Terry" 7-Mar-83
402 VIP LtGen Gen Skantze Lawrence A. 19-Aug-83
403 Pilot Maj Matthews Joseph E. 29-Jun-83
404 RSO Capt LtCol Ross Edward W. 1-Jul-83
405 VIP BrGen BrGen Yeager Charles E. "Chuck" 5-Aug-83
406 RSO Capt LtCol Osterheld D. Curt 11-Aug-83
407 Staff Col Col Freese George V. 19-Sep-83
408 Staff Col Col Pinsky David H. 22-Sep-83
409 Pilot Capt LtCol Madison Jack E. 7-Oct-83
410 VIP LtGen LtGen Light James E. Jr. (15AF/CC) 23-Nov-83
411 RSO Maj LtCol Orcutt William D. 9-Nov-83
412 Pilot Capt LtCol Yeilding R. Edward 19-Dec-83
413 RSO Capt LtCol Lee Stephan M. 18-Jan-84
414 Pilot Maj Maj Shul Brian 10-Jul-84
415 RSO Maj Col Watson Walter L. 23-Aug-84
416 Pilot Capt BrGen (A/D) Deal Duane W. 12-Sep-84
417 RSO Capt Veltri Thomas F. 5-Oct-84
418 Pilot Maj Noll Duane M. 14-Dec-84
419 RSO Capt Morgan Charles A. 14-Jan-85
420 VIP Cong. n/a Stump Bob 1-Apr-85
421 Pilot Maj LtCol Dyckman William R. "Rod" 13-Mar-85
422 RSO Maj Bergam Thomas E. 7-Apr-85
423 Staff BrGen MajGen Farrington John (14AD/CC) 4-Jun-85
424 Pilot Maj Smith Michael L. 11-Jun-85
425 RSO Capt Soifer Douglas B. 12-Jul-85
426 Staff Col Col McConnell Robert B. 25-Jul-85
427 Staff MajGen MajGen Davidson Alexander K. (AF/XO) 23-Oct-85
428 RSO Maj/AFLC Soucy Philip L. 1-Nov-85
429 VIP Cong.   Byron Beverly 18-Nov-85
430 Pilot Maj House Dan E. 4-Dec-85
431 RSO Capt LtCol Bozek Blair L. 22-Jan-86
432 VIP Gen Gen Welch Larry D. (CINC) 15-Jan-86
433 Pilot Maj Col Danielson Thomas J. 21-Apr-86
434 VIP Cong.   Badham Robert E. 30-Apr-86
435 RSO Maj Gudmundson Stanley J. 20-May-86
436 Pilot Maj LtCol Pappas Terry D. 17-Jun-86
437 RSO Capt Col Manzi John D. 14-Jul-86
438 Staff Col BrGen Savarda James S. 9-Sep-86
439 VIP MajGen Gen Johnson Hansford (SAC/DO) 10-Oct-86
440 Pilot Maj McKendree Warren C. 29-Sep-86
441 RSO Maj Shelhorse Randy F. 12-Nov-86
442 VIP Cong.   Hopkins Larry J. 14-Nov-86
443 Pilot Maj LtCol Brown Larry 23-Dec-86
444 RSO Maj Carter Keith E. 20-Feb-87
445 Pilot Capt LtCol Grzebiniak Steven 13-Mar-87
446 RSO Capt LtCol Greenwood James F. 23-Apr-87
447 Pilot Maj LtCol McCleary Thomas R. 3-Aug-87
448 RSO Capt LtCol Vardaman Hunter W. 27-Aug-87
449 VIP LtGen LtGen Peek Kenneth L. Jr. (VCINC) 15-Oct-87
450 Staff BrGen Gen Estes Howell M. III (14AD/C) 5-Nov-87
451 Staff Col Col Schreiber Donald R. 7-Dec-87
452 Pilot Capt Crittenden Gregory N. 21-Dec-87
453 RSO Maj/AFLC Fuhrman Tom 21-Jan-88
454 RSO Maj Finan Michael J. 28-Jan-88
455 Pilot Maj Watkins Donald T. 16-Feb-88
456 RSO Capt Fowlkes Robert E. 24-Mar-88
457 Pilot Capt Snyder Ben 13-Apr-88
458 RSO Capt Shade Briggs 19-Apr-88
478 VIP LtGen LtGen Burpee Richard A. (15AF/CC) 5-Aug-88
459 Staff BrGen BrGen Keller Kenneth F. (14AD/CC) 9-Sep-88
460 VIP LtGen LtGen Shuler Ellie G. "Buck" Jr. (8AF/CC) 21-Dec-88
461 Staff Col Col Grimes William (AFLC) 19-Jan-89
462 Pilot Maj Col Halsell Jim 11-Apr-89
463 Staff MajGen MajGen Borling John L. 20-Jul-89
464 Pilot Mr/NASA Smith Rogers 14-Aug-91
465 FE Ms/NASA Bohn-Meyer Marta 3-Oct-91
466 FE Mr/NASA Meyer Robert R. 9-Oct-91
467 Staff Mr/NASA McMurtry Tom 4-Jun-92
468 VIP     Barthelemy Robert 26-Jun-92
469 VIP Gen Gen Dailey John R. (USMC) 25-Feb-94
470 Pilot Mr/NASA Schneider Ed 18-Oct-94
471 Staff Mr/NASA Fullerton C. Gordon 17-Nov-94
472 VIP MajGen MajGen Engel Richard L. 14-Dec-95
473 Staff Mr/NASA Purifoy Dana D. 7-Sep-96
474 Staff Mr/NASA Stucky Mark 4-Mar-97
475 Staff Mr/NASA Knutson Marty 17-Apr-97
476 Pilot Maj Garrison Bert 24-Jun-97
477 RSO Maj Ochotorena Dom 25-Jul-97
The following individuals have flown in a blackbird, but not at Mach 3 (this is not a complete list):
*   Barnett Larry 11-Oct-73
*   Kelly John 1963
* Staff Col BGen Ledford Jack C. 1-Mar-63
*   Perkins Cy 1963
* Staff LtCol Col Schrecengost Ray 1965
* Staff Maj Col Spruill Dameron 8-May-69
* VIP Col Col Uppstrom Richard L. 7-Nov-79
*   Young David P. 1963
*   Wilson Dick 19-Dec-63

1 - Always listed at 26 April 1962, but one source who was there at the time and witnessed the "flight" remembers the date as April 25, as it was his brother's birthday.  Kelly Johnson himself lists April 25 in his History of OXCART paper.

2 - Listed in the original Buddy Brown book as #22, with a date of 20 February 1965, Beswick's first flight in the A-12 Trainer aircraft was 12 January 1963 with Bill Park.  All flights listed prior to August 1963 would not have been at Mach 3, but rather just the first ride in a blackbird.  Beswick's Mach 3 card signed by Kelly Johnson is #014, and was issued on 20 February 1965, when he rode in the back seat of Article 134 with Art Peterson in the front seat.

3 - Originally listed as 23 February 1967, the pilot involved has corrected this to 17 November 1966.

4 - Date of 17 Aug 1966 does not make sense, as he was the IP for Dave Dempster's first Mach 3+ flight on 19 Apr 1966.

5 - Listed as having his Mach 3+ flight on 2 August 1965.  However, he was involved in a T-38 crash on July 8 and died four days later on July 12, 1965.

6 - Listed as flight #15, the certificate held by Ray Scalise shows #7.

7 - Previously listed as William Keller, #314.  Corrected to show Richard Glen "Dick" Keller.


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