Photographer, author, pilot and showman Brian Shul shares stories and photos from his experience as a "sled driver"--an SR-71 Blackbird pilot.

Based on his book, "Sled Driver," Shul will showcase dazzling photography and insightful prose to illustrate what it is like to fly the world's fastest jet, the SR-71 Blackbird. Includes riveting accounts of Mach 3 runs over hostile territory and stargazing at 80,000 feet.

This marks the 28th year Shul has appeared at the Museum during Blue Angels week.
Shul has also traveled the air show circuit with the Blue Angels for his book "Blue Angels: A Portrait of Gold."


Meet an SR-71 Spyplane Pilot!

Meet Brian Shul during Wells Fargo FREE First Thursday, August 2, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Jet Blast Bash weekend, Friday, August 3 - Sunday, August 5.

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Brian Shul and "Sled Driver" are part of our Jet Blast Bash celebration

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FREE with Museum admission.