PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

CAF Airpower Museum
Midland International Airport
P.O. Box 62000, Midland, Texas 79711‐2000
(877) 767‐7175, FAX (432) 563‐8046
www.airpowermuseum.org
CONTACT:  
Autumn Hicks (432) 563‐1000 ext. 2231
(432) 661‐8092 cell

Date:    Saturday, September 17, 2011

Time:     2 p.m.

What:   The CAF Airpower Museum's Above & Beyond Seminar Series sponsored by the Odessa Council of the Arts and Humanities, presents SR‐71 pilot Col. Rich Graham, USAF (ret). Come hear about flying the fastest spy plane in the world.

Where:   CAF George H. W. & Barbara Bush Commemorative Center O’Brien Hall 9600 Wright Drive, Midland, Texas

Admission:   Admission to the seminar is FREE

Contact:     Autumn Hicks CAF Director of Membership Marketing/Public Relations   (432) 661‐8092

MIDLAND, Texas (Sept. 13, 2011) – The CAF Airpower Museum's Above & Beyond Seminar Series, sponsored by the Odessa Council of the Arts and Humanities, presents SR‐71 pilot Col. Rich Graham, USAF (ret). Visit the CAF George H.W. and Barbara Bush Commemorative Center on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. for this exciting FREE seminar!

Col. Graham amassed more than 4,000 hours before retiring from the Air Force in 1989. His military decorations include three Legion of Merit awards, four Distinguished Flying Cross medals and 19 Air Medals. Col. Graham has written three books; SR‐71 Revealed, SR‐71 Blackbird:  Stories, Tales, and Legends and Flying the SR‐71 Blackbird.     A veteran of 15 years of assignments within the SR‐71 community, he is uniquely qualified to tell the SR‐71 story. Come hear about flying the fastest spy plane in the world!

Admission to the seminar is free for all ages. Museum admission applies to tours of the galleries and main hangar. For more information, call the museum at (432) 563‐1000 or visit www.airpowermuseum.org. The "Remembrance of War" seminar series, part of the Above & Beyond program, is sponsored in part by the Odessa Council for the Arts and Humanities.  

About the CAF Airpower Museum:

Created in 1989 as affiliate of the Commemorative Air Force, the CAF Airpower Museum aspires to inspire current generations to assume personal responsibility for the preservation of liberty.   They accomplish this by telling stories of the generations who built, supported and flew historic aircraft through exhibitions, educational programs, research services, and collaborative efforts with like‐minded organizations throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.airpowermuseum.org or call (432) 563‐1000.

The above information has been provided by the CAF Airpower Museum and distributed by the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau. The mission of the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau is to encourage economic growth by developing, promoting, enhancing and supporting Midland as a vibrant visitor destination.