A self-portrait of Brian Shul in full flight suit gear within the cockpit of the SR-71 Blackbird. Brian Shul (born 1948), is a Vietnam-era USAF fighter pilot and a retired major in the United States Air Force (USAF).
He flew 212 combat missions and was shot down near the end of the war. He was so badly burned that he was given next to no chance to live. Surviving, he returned to full flight status, flying the SR-71 Blackbird.
Major Brian Shul completed a 20 year career in the Air Force. He has written four books on aviation and runs a photo studio in Marysville, California.
In honor of today kicking off the 2014-2015 football season
WAR DAMN EAGLE!