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Flown American Flag framed behind original SR-71 corner canopy window.

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Flown American Flag framed behind original SR-71 corner canopy window.
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7. [Aviation] Flown American Flag aboard record setting SR-71 flight from L.A. to Washington, DC framed behind original SR-71 corner canopy. Triangular tempered glass panel (19 x 13.5 in.; 483 x 343 mm.) signed in silver paint pen by test pilot Robert J. Gilliland who flew the first SR-71 on 22 December 1964, "Robert J. Gilliland / First Flt SR-71 / 22 Dec 1964". Beneath the window is a fabric American flag (5.75 x 3.75 in.; 146 x 95 mm.) below which is a plaque reading, "Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company / SR-71 Smithsonian Record Setting Flight / Los Angeles, Calif. to Washington, D.C. / 60 Minutes and 20 Seconds / This is to certify that this flag was flown aboard aircraft S/N 61-7972 during its record setting flight on March 6th, 1990, above 80,000 feet and Mach 3+ (2000 MPH+). This aircraft resides in a place of honor at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum." Below are facsimile signatures of pilot Lt. Col Ed Yeilding and back seat reconnaisance officer Lt. Col. J.T. Vida. Mounted to the right is a SR-71 "HABU" crew patch. Provenance: From the collection of Blackbird Airpark Museum, Palmdale, CA. $3,000 - $5,000