McKinney mid-air collision victim was also last person selected to fly SR-71

One of the three people killed in a mid-air collision of two private aircraft near Aero Country Airport in McKinney on Dec. 31 was retired LTC. Greg “Spanky” Barber. Barber was the last person selected to pilot the SR-71 before the supersonic spy plane was retired.


He later went on to fly the U-2.

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