119/366 Blackbird Pilot Ladewig

I played tourist and visit the Museum of Flight during the day Sunday.  One of the exhibits was of an actual cockpit from an SR-71 Blackbird, so I had to have a seat and see how it felt to be a Blackbird pilot. The aircraft looks so advanced and modern on the outside, but the cockpit betrays its 1960s vintage. I can’t imagine how the pilots could spend all that time in such a tiny, cramped cockpit.  Amazing.