FROM THE PAST
Guest Book Entries for 2020
I have been requested to include recollections from various
personnel that have either worked on the SR-71 or have been closely associated
with the program through support operations. Bear in mind that the SR-71 could
have never flown had it not been for the expertise of personnel in a wide
variety of specialties in the US Air Force and civilian industry. These
include but are not limited to KC-135Q Refueling Support, Air Traffic
Controllers, Security Policemen, Base Fire Suppression Support, Medical
personnel, Lockheed Technical Support, Physiological Support Division (PSD)
and a vast array of top notch people that expended that extra effort to ensure
the success of the program. If you have been associated with the Blackbird
Program and wish to share something with others, please feel free to make an
entry in the:
Additionally, if you feel you qualify to join the Blackbird Association see the link at the bottom of this page or click here and go directly to that link.
There are Twenty-Three total web pages that comprise the
"SR-71 Alma Mater and Recollections of the Past"
The original web page (the one you are on now) had grown to over 3 Megs in size. To expedite your Browser loading, I have divided the "Guest book" Entries into Chronological year groups by dates the e-mail was received.
All current Guest book entries received in the year 2020 will be on the original web page you are viewing now.
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Here are the Latest Additions to The SR-71 Blackbirds Web Site:
UpdatedJanuary 15, 2020
|March 11, 2017: Added a page for Commemorative Plaques being offered in cooperation with the Blackbird Association.|
|April 9, 2016: Added a new entry to the Buddy Brown Book, based on information supplied by the IP and confirmed by the Wing Commander. Also updated the SR-71 and Forerunners Locations list.|
|December 7, 2014: Updated the SR-71 Blackbird Speed and Altitude Records page with corrections from Pat Bledsoe himself.|
|November 5, 2013: Updated the SR-71 and Forerunners Locations list.|
|October 4, 2013: Updated the D-21 Drone Locations list.|
2020 Guest Book Entries
Updated January 15, 2020
"Eagles may soar, but weasels do not get sucked into jet engines."
Wed, Jan 15, 7:03pm MST, Capt Don Shipman
Sun, Jan 12, 12:57pm PST, TD Barnes
Thu, Jan 9, 11:07am PST, TD Barnes
Wed, Jan 8, 2020 2:09am PST, MSgt Bruce Smith writes:
If you have worked directly with the SR-71 or U-2, you may qualify to join the Blackbird Association. Pilots, Maintenance Support Personnel, Contractors and PSD support are examples.
Do you meet the following criteria established to join the Blackbird Association?
1.You must have been Directly Associated with the SR-71, U-2 Programs. Being stationed where the Blackbirds were operational does not qualify. We have received numerous requests to join the Association by personnel that do not qualify, for example CBPO, Supply, Etc. Certainly these personnel contributed indirectly to the programs but remember the qualifications states: "Directly Associated".
2.The Blackbird Association is Not a Locator Service! Questions directed in this area will be ignored. If you wish to try and locate a former member you may search this page you are on to see if the individual has left a message.
3.When you contact Jack Madison the first time:
You MUST include "Blackbird Association Membership" in the subject line
Your Name and Affiliation with the Blackbirds (SR-71 or U-2).
Your Complete Home Mailing Address. Please ensure the address is correct in all aspects. Sending just your E-Mail address is not sufficient.
Email you Blackbird Association application to:
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