Former SR-71 Blackbird pilot gives detailed tour of cockpit (VIDEO)

Former SR-71 Blackbird pilot Richard Graham gives a detailed tour of the still advanced instrumentation used in the cockpit.

Graham combs over each of the instruments and explains their respective functions. Some are found in many jets and are used for subsonic speeds, and some are exclusive to the Blackbird and are only used for supersonic speeds, according to the video posted to LiveLeak

Even though the SR-71 has been declassified for some time, the aircraft still maintains that certain air of secrecy and this rare overview from a former operator is pretty cool.

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An SR-71 pilot stands proudly in front of his Blackbird.

[ LiveLeak ]