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Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

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Old Bust Head Brewing Company

7134 Farm Station Road

Warrenton, VA 20187

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO ASK A REAL SR-71 PILOT WHAT IT’S LIKE

TO FLY THE FASTEST AIR-BREATHING AIRCRAFT EVER MADE?

The Cold War Museum, in cooperation with Old Bust Head Brewing Company, invites you to attend a presentation by noted SR-71 pilot Buz Carpenter on

FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET: FLYING THE SR-71 BLACKBIRD

Buz will present using his slides on the SR-71 Blackbird and its capabilities, then take questions from the audience. The CIA's A-12, and its USAF version the SR-71 Blackbird, were designed to be secret image intelligence (IMINT) platforms that would fly higher and faster than any countermeasures (aircraft or missiles) that the Soviets or other Cold War entities could put up against them. They fulfilled that mission.

The SR-71 was also the fastest and highest-flying air-breathing, piloted aircraft ever built, flying at 90,000 feet (20,000 feet above the U-2) and at more than 2,100 mph—literally faster than a speeding bullet, as in Los Angeles to DC in 64 minutes. Like the U-2, it was one of the most difficult aircraft in the world to fly.

Col. Buz Carpenter (USAF, Ret.) flew the SR-71 worldwide as an aircraft commander and later Instructor Pilot with over 65+ operational missions accruing 777 hours.

This is the thirty-second in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum, in cooperation with Old Bust Head Brewing Company, featuring expert eyewitnesses to significant Cold War events and activities. Presentations occur at the Brewery, followed by special access to the Museum (next door) with a tour for event participants.

Date and Time: Sunday, January 26th 2020, 2:00 PM. (Arrival at the brewery: 1:30-2:00 PM)

(NOTE: FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PRESENTATION BUT CANNOT ATTEND BECAUSE THEY ARE AT A DISTANCE, HAVE A CONFLICT, ETC., THEY MAY BUY A TICKET VIA EVENTBRITE LIKE ATTENDEES, THEN ACCESS THE EVENT VIDEO ONLINE AFTER THE EVENT VIA A LINK THAT CWM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JASON HALL WILL SEND THEM. TO ARRANGE, EMAIL JASON AT JASON@COLDWAR.ORG.)

Cost: $35, including the presentation; a $7 coupon toward a craft beer draft, Kombucha or other drink; a $20 contribution to the Cold War Museum; and special access to the Museum (next door) for event participants following the presentation. Tickets at the door, if available, will cost $45.

Location: Old Bust Head Brewing Company, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, https://www.oldbusthead.com/, and the Cold War Museum, 7142 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, www.coldwar.org

Agenda:

  • 1:30-2:00. Participants arrive; they may get their beer or other drink at this time.
  • 2:00-2:10. Jason Hall, Executive Director of the Cold War Museum, introduces the Museum and Buz Carpenter.
  • 2:10-3:15. Buz presents on Flying the SR-71.
  • 3:15-3:45. Q&A opportunity for the audience.
  • 3:45-4:45. The Museum (next door) will be open for event participants, with staff providing a tour for those interested. (Film shot from an SR-71 is on exhibit; there are very few rolls of such film that are not still classified.)

Event seating at the brewery is limited, and prior presentations have sold out, so we suggest that you secure your tickets promptly at Eventbrite. Questions? Call or email Jason Hall, 703-283-4124 (cell), jason@coldwar.org


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