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Aviation Week Pilot Report: Lockheed SR-71 (1981)


In early 1981 Aviation Week's then Los Angeles bureau chief Robert Ropelewski became the 371st person and first journalist to fly in the SR-71. Read his in-depth pilot report from the May 18, 1981 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology.

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