Updated at the 2005 Blackbird Association Reunion, over
100 former SR-71 Maintanance folks signed "Outrun the Thunder" print.
So now you have 2 choices of the John Shaw print a flight crew version and a
At the Blackbird Reunion, held in Reno, Nevada, on 5-8 June 2003, former SR-71 Blackbird pilots and RSO’s autographed a new print just released by artist John Shaw. Titled, “Outrun The Thunder,” the print depicts Blackbird #972 at the end of the runway at Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan. The cockpit crew, maintenance crew chief, and his assistants are going over the aircraft’s “last chance inspection” just prior to takeoff on an operational reconnaissance mission. This is a “must have” print for the true SR-71 Blackbird fan!
John Shaw generously donated a limited number of prints to the Blackbird Association to sell and help raise money for the Blackbird Association. Each flight crew print has a minimum of 30 crewmember signatures, many of which are speed record holders set by the SR-71. John Shaw has signed each print as well. Included with each print is a brief background on the SR-71 Blackbird and the speed records held by aircraft #972. A short biography of all the signers, with some of their notable SR-71 achievements, is also included.
The print measures a total of 37 by 26 inches. The inside picture area, including all 40 signatures and a miniature Habu patch is 34.5 by 23.5 inches.
To order your print, send a check made out to the “Blackbird Association” for $225($200 for BBA members) for the flight crew version, and $115($100 for BBA members) for the maintenance version, which includes FEDEX mailing in the US. Send the check to Fred Carmody, P.O. Box 302, Penn Valley, CA 95946-0302. If you would like more details about the print and the cost of international mailing, you can email Rich Graham. Be sure to mention which web site (Blackbirds.net) you saw this advertisement, in order to get the above price.
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