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Kelly’s Greatest Challenge – the Blackbirds

November 30, 2016 @ 11:00 pm - December 1, 2016 @ 12:30 am

Co-sponsored by: PC26 and RAS Chapters

This will be a three part briefing on the devleopment of the SR-71.  Starting with s short 5 minute video done with Lockheed-Martin on their 100th Anniversary, followed by a power point briefing in titled  “Kelly’s Greatest Challenge – the Blackbirds”.  And if there is more interest; a 7 minute video saluting Kelly Johnson for a lifetime of incredible work.   The briefing itself will trace of history of the development, the challenges, the operational fielding, and years of incredible excellence in executing national taskings of the SR-71 Blackbird.

Space has filled up, but Webex is available. If you are a member of Northern Virginia or Washington Section, Webex information will be sent; otherwise, email event contact (below) for access.

Speaker(s): Buz Carpenter,


5:30 – 6:00 PM  Social

6:00-7:30  Presentation

7:30 Dinner (non-hosted) with speaker at local restaurant (TBD)


Room: G-17
Bldg: Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave.
Stevens Institute of Technology
Washington, District of Columbia


November 30, 2016 @ 11:00 pm
December 1, 2016 @ 12:30 am


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