VRT Spring Event - Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

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VRT Spring Event - Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

Postby VRT Southend Vulcan » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:02 pm

Our Spring Event takes place this Saturday, 28 April, which features retired US Air Force Colonel Rich Graham as our very special guest speaker.

Rich will be presenting his talk 'Flying the SR-71 Blackbird'. Rich flew the Blackbird from bases in the United States and Japan, as well as from RAF Mildenhall. He is an acknowledged expert on the Mach 3 spy plane and has written five books about the aircraft. He lives in Texas and gives talks about the SR-71 on both sides of the Atlantic and you may have seen him 'in action' beneath the Blackbird at Duxford on air show days. If you haven't heard him speak before, it is well worth coming along. He has some incredible stories.

The event is on Saturday 28 April at Hawkwell Village Hall, Essex SS5 4EH. Doors open at 12 noon. We will have our annual general meeting starting at 1.00 pm - non VRT members very welcome - with Rich expected to begin his talk at 2.15 pm. The event will finish by 5.00 pm.

Teas, coffees and light refreshments will be on sale and we will have a licensed bar. Our stand will be selling souvenirs and Rich Graham will have a selection of his books to buy which he will be happy to sign. There is limited parking in the Hawkwell Village Hall car park but plenty of on street parking is available nearby.

Tickets are just £8.00 and are on sale at our new website at http://www.avrovulcan.com until Tuesday evening. If you miss the on-line deadline, don't worry as we will have tickets on sale on the door.

Entry for VRT members is free.


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