SR-71A Flight Manual
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Online SR-71A Flight Manual.
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Included in sr-71.org's
excellent Blackbird Archive
is a scanned copy of the actual "Dash-1" flight manual
for the famous SR-71A reconnaissance plane.
Still the holder of numerous speed records, flying the SR-71A required far more concentration on aircraft systems and performance than for most operational aircraft. The now declassified (and hence, public domain) flight manual gives some idea of the complexity involved in flying this machine. For example, see the description of unlet unstarts
, which were a relatively common occurrence.
The archive also contains a collection of photographs, diagrams, and other information about the SR-71, A-12, YF-12, and D-21.