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SR-71 spy plane topic of symposium Fri.-Sat.

Citizen Staff Writer



Former pilots of the once secret spy plane SR-71 Blackbird will be in Tucson on Friday and Saturday to talk about their experience with the aircraft.

A symposium at the Pima Air & Space Museum, to be held under the wing of an SR-71 on display there, will take place both days and the public can attend panel discussions with SR-71 symposium members at 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.

The SR-71 flew at 85,000 feet and at speeds faster than 2,000 mph. The SR-71 was flown from 1966 until 1998.

Two retired Air Force colonels who have written books about the aircraft will take part in the symposium.

There is an admission charge at the museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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