We have had several inquires from the Sled Heads out there as to how we arrived at the number 427 for the price of the new Limited Edition. Certainly we feel the book is worth at least that much, but arrived at that particular number by using one of the most important numbers associated with the SR-71 itself. A temperature of 427 degrees C. was the maximum allowable compressor inlet temperature. It was a very classified number for a long time, as it was the limiting factor as to just how fast this aircraft could fly. Under normal cruise conditions, the compressor inlet temps hovered around 375-390 degrees, so the jet was continually wanting to accelerate. As it was the maximum allowable temperature, so too it is our maximum price!
Book #911 was given to President George Bush for his stand against terrorism in a special presentation made in September of 2003.
Book #1 has been requested by several customers, but was specially reserved for to the man who was #1, Robert Gilliland, the first man to fly the SR-71 and one of the co-signers of this book.
Proceeds - A portion of the proceeds from Sled Driver: The Limited Edition, will go to aid Military Family Assist Programs.
BRIAN SHUL APPEARANCES FOR 2010...
The History Channel - "Heavy Metal - Blackbird Stealth"
Brian Shul will be one of 9 individuals appearing on this History Channel special, speaking about what it was like flying the Blackbird. Actual footage of the plane in flight is interspersed with numerous interviews from actual crew members. Check TV listings for selected times. One of the best presentations on the Blackbird ever done, giving the viewer a deeper historic perspective of the SR-71s role in our nation's defense.
2010 Schedule To Be Announced
Sled Driver International - The new Limited Edition Sled Driver has been popular all over the world.
We have now sent books to:
- Bermuda, Mexico
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Africa
And 43 of the 50 United States!!!
We graciously thank you all for your support.