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BLACKBIRD CREW  flight hours

900 , 1000, 1200 HOURS AND HIGH TIME CREW

 

The following lists are Buddy Brown's latest updates to his book on SR-71 BLACKBIRD Crew members and also others who have flown as Staff or V.I.P's in this great aircraft. It is a compilation of Blackbird historical facts written and maintained by Buddy L. Brown, SR-71 Crewmember. It is the most complete and accurate accounting of who qualified and flew the Lockheed Blackbird series of aircraft.   If the name you are looking for is not here then he is likely to be a "Wannabe"

Please email me if you do not find a name you are looking for.

At the bottom of each Page / Table there are links to others pages listing Crew who have completed 300/600/900/1000+ Flights hours in the SR-71.

Pins were awards for the first 3+ Flight and then 300 , 600 , 900, 1000  and 1200 flights hours.

A-12 / M-21 / YF-12A / SR-71 CREW MEMBERS
 
  900 HOURS
Order of Achievement Last Mi First Service   Category Date these Hours Achieved
 
1 Bowles D Ben AF Operational Pilot 12-Apr-72
2 Spencer C Robert AF Operational Pilot 16-Mar-72
3 Powell M Robert AF Operational Pilot 09-Jun-73
4 Schmittou W Thomas AF Operational RSO 13-Apr-73
5 Shelton H James AF Operational Pilot 22-Apr-74
6 Payne R Allen AF Operational RSO 01-Jan-77
7 Morgan Jr T George AF Operational RSO 10-Jul-79
8 Kinego C Joseph AF Operational Pilot 17-Jun-80
9 Sullivan V James AF Operational Pilot 16-Jul-80
10 Alison M Thomas AF Operational Pilot 25-Apr-81
11 Helt C Robert AF Operational Pilot 08-Oct-81
12 Crowder W Robert AF Operational Pilot 11-Mar-82
13 Rosenberg Maury AF Operational Pilot 18-Nov-82
14 Vida T Joseph AF Operational RSO 24-Feb-83
15 Thomas BC AF Operational Pilot 14-Feb-84
16 Morgan G John AF Operational RSO 24-Apr-84
17 Glasser T Gerald AF Operational Pilot 14-Jul-86
18 Smith J Bernard AF Operational Pilot 23-Mar-87
               
           
      1000 HOURS      
Order of Achievement Last Mi First Service   Category Date these Hours Achieved
 
1 Powell M Robert AF Operational Pilot 10-Jan-74
2 Morgan Jr C George AF Operational RSO 27-Aug-80
3 Helt C Robert AF Operational Pilot 17-Nov-82
4 Rosenberg Maury AF Operational Pilot 02-Sep-83
5 Vida T Joseph AF Operational RSO 27-Jan-84
6 Thomas BC AF Operational Pilot 06-Nov-84
7 Smith J Bernard AF Operational Pilot 31-Jan-88
 
 
 
  1200 HOURS
Order of Achievement Last Mi First Service   Category Date these Hours Achieved
 
 
1 Vida T Joseph AF Operational RSO 27-Jan-84
2  Thomas BC AF Operational Pilot 06-Nov-84
3 Morgan G John AF Operational RSO 24-Apr-84
 
 
  HIGH TIME IN THE SR-71  

 

Lt/Col Joseph J.T. Vida 1392.7 Hours 06/03/1990

 

Pilots Who Flew Both the U-2 and SR-71

Update 14 / 08 / 2011 Data from Buddy Brown

   

Pilots who flew operational missions in the SR-71 & U-2

 

  U-2 Hours   SR-71Hours  
Tony Bevacqua 1904.2 PILOT   738 PILOT  
Buddy Brown 1590 PILOT   756 PILOT  
Stormy Boudreaux 1882 PILOT   512 PILOT  
George Bull     d ? PILOT   ? PILOT  
William Burke ? PILOT   ? PILOT  
Bob Powell 1023 PILOT   ? PILOT  
Pat Halloran 1781 PILOT   517 PILOT  
Dan House 617 PILOT   800+ PILOT  
William Lawson ? PILOT   ? PILOT  
Tom Danielson 800+ PILOT   390 PILOT  
Robert Spencer 1630 PILOT   964 PILOT  
Roy St.Martin    d ? PILOT   ? PILOT  
             
   

Pilots who flew Operational Missions in one aircraft Or Proficient in one or two Aircraft

 

Raymond Haupt 1089 PILOT / A   490 PILOT/CQ  
Buz Carpenter ? PILOT/ B   ? PILOT  
Robert Behler ? PILOT/ B   ? PILOT  
Richard Graham ? PILOT/ A   ? PILOT  
Marty Knutson ? PILOT/ NASA   ? PILOT/ B  
Lloyd R Leavitt ? PILOT   ? PILOT/ B  
Lonnie Liss ? PILOT   ? PILOT/ B  
J Murphy ? PILOT/ B   ? PILOT  
Jim Savarda ? PILOT/ A   ? PILOT/ B  
John Storrie ? PILOT/ B   ? PILOT  
Ray Samay ? PILOT   ? PILOT/ B  
Jim Wilson ? PILOT   ? PILOT/B  
Jim Shelton ? PILOT   ? PILOT/B  
             
             
 

 

Pilots who flew one or both aircraft

 

Darrel Greenamyer ? Pilot / ADP   ? Pilot / ADP  
Art Peterson    d ? Pilot / ADP   ? Pilot / ADP  
B.C Thomas 300+ Pilot /test   1217 Pilot  
Bill Park ? Pilot / ADP   ? Pilot / ADP  
Dave Ferguson   d ?     ? Pilot /ADP  
             
Robert Riedenauer ? Pilot /ADP   ? Pilot / ADP F-117
             
     
    DEFINITIONS
   
PILOT Crew Member, flew operational missions in designated aircraft
PILOT / A Flew Solo, however not crew qualified
PILOT / B Flew trainer (two pilot), did not fly"Solo", a familiarisation flight( Dollar ride)
PILOT / CQ Combat Qualified, however did not fly an Operational Mission
PILOT / ADP Lockheed Test Pilot and proficient in designated aircraft
PILOT / Test Test Pilot and proficient in designated aircraft
PILOT / NASA Flew NASA operational missions
d Deceased
     
     
                 
                 
     
Ray Torrick, M-21
Jack Weeks, A-12
Walt Ray, A-12
Jim Zwayer, SR-71A
     
     
Main Flight List Page 3+ Flight List
   
300 Hours Flight List 600 Hours Flight List
  DECEASED  
A-12 OXCART CHECKOUT AND COMBAT MISSIONS
Name Status Black Shield Operational Pilots 1967 - 1968
Dennis Sullivan A-12 Oxcart Test Pilot & Black Shield Combat Pilot 3 Combat Missions
Mele Vojvadich A-12 Oxcart Test Pilot & Black Shield Combat Pilot 5 Combat Missions
Jack Weeks A-12 Oxcart Test Pilot & Black Shield Combat Pilot 5 Combat Missions
  Killed during A-12 Maintenance Test Flt Okinawa  
Kenneth Collins A-12 Oxcart Test Pilot & Black Shield Combat Pilot 6 Combat Missions
Ron Layton A-12 Oxcart Test Pilot & Black Shield Combat Pilot 6 Combat Missions
Francis Murray A-12 Oxcart Test Pilot & Black Shield Combat Pilot (Replaced Walt Ray) 4 Combat Missions
Walter Ray A-12 Oxcart Test Pilot - Killed during A-12 ejection 1967
William Skilar A-12 Oxcart Test Pilot (resigned 1967)  
Alonzo Walter One of first four A-12 Oxcart Pilot (#4), Resigned 1963
David P Young A-12 Oxcart Test Pilot (Requested to resign)  
Russell Scott A-12 Check out (Qualified at Mach 3 and Resigned)  
Burton S Barrett Staff, A-12 Trainer Ride  
B/G Jack Ledford Staff, Washington DC, A-12 Trainer ride  
Cy Perkins Staff, A-12 Dollar Ride  
Robert Holbury Det/CC, A-12 Trainer Ride  
John Kelly Staff DM, A-12 Trainer Ride  
Hugh (Skip) Slater Det/CC, A-12 Trainer Ride  
     
     
NOTE: 

OXCART is CIA

 A-12 Program

Black Shield is Operational Mission under OXCART Program
A-12 Trainer - Was similar to the SR-71B but had J-75 engines
A-12 Trainer; had a raised rear cockpit, but only flew out to Mach 1.6 and Maybe 60,000 feet.
Air Re-fuelable
Currently at California Science Center near USC campus
     

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