Lockheed U-2 Flight - 70,000ft (2 Seat TU-2 Trainer) ( Amazing footage, makes u wanna be a pilot ) * reminds u of the anime Macross , or Macross PLUS *

  • MarcBodybuild...

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    Mar 03, 2012 8:21 PM GMT


    Truly this guys are lucky! best experience a person could have is what they just experiencedicon_cool.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 03, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
    70K feet would be ok, but I wanna experience low earth orbit.
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    Mar 03, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
    He's an articulate man normally, to see that he had no words for it is powerful.
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    Mar 03, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    In. credible. I got the chills. I wonder how much it would cost for normal civilians to experience that?
  • QHCAguy

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    Mar 03, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    Love the Dragon Lady and she's going to keep flying for a long time to come.

    I'm just partial to her younger cousin Habu myself:

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    Mar 03, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    i've seen a U-2 land before. it's really badass. considering even about 99% of pilots don't get to fly this, the chances for civilians to do so is extremely rare.
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    Mar 03, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    The U-2 had a famous role in the cold war:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLaCnCKFjxM&feature=related

    The 1960 U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on May 1, 1960, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, when an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. The United States government at first denied the plane's purpose and mission, but then was forced to admit its role as a covert surveillance aircraft when the Soviet government produced its remains (largely intact) and surviving pilot, Francis Gary Powers. Coming just over two weeks before the scheduled opening of an EastWest summit in Paris, the incident was a great embarrassment to the United States and prompted a marked deterioration in its relations with the Soviet Union.

    Soviet intelligence, especially the KGB, had been aware of U-2 missions since 1956, but lacked the ability to launch counter-measures until 1960. Powers U-2, which departed from a military airbase in Peshawar and may have received support from the US Air Station at Badaber (Peshawar Airbase), was shot down by an S-75 Dvina (SA-2 Surface to Air) missile on May 1, 1960, over Sverdlovsk. Powers was unable to activate the plane's self-destruct mechanism before he parachuted to the ground and was captured.

    First 2 videos are a reenactment, factually accurate:

    Francis Gary Powers: The U-2 Spy Plane Incident
    Entire series on YouTube

    Part 2

    Part 3


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    Following is his recollection.



    After all he went through, he died in a helicopter crash in LA, working as a traffic pilot for KNBC-TV.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Gary_Powers
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    Mar 04, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    paulflexes said70K feet would be ok, but I wanna experience low earth orbit.



    Maybe you'll find the end of your ego up there icon_razz.gif