Comet Calendar Event Details
2012 Jalonick Memorial Lecture
Saturday, Jul 14, 2012
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: McDermott Library Auditorium (MC 2.410)
Col. (Ret.) Richard H. Graham knows what speed is. He was one of only 86 U.S. pilots who flew the Lockheed SR-71 spy plane known as the "Blackbird." A flying machine with a skin of titanium, the Blackbird traveled a mile in 1.6 seconds. A flight from Oxnard, CA to Washington DC was accomplished in 64 minutes. An expert on the SR-71 as a crew member, instructor pilot, and squadron commander, Graham will present the 2012 George W. Jalonick III and Dorothy Cockrell Jalonick Distinguished Memorial Lecture. He has written three books about the Blackbird and there will be a booksigning. The Jalonick series was established in McDermott Library's History of Aviation Collection to inform and enlighten the public about the history of flight by bringing aviation notables to the Dallas community. The series was endowed by George Jalonick IV and friends of the Jalonick family. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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