Really cool Dragon Lady footage

This was pretty cool. One of the pilots I used to fly with at my current job used to fly U-2s…always had fascinating stories about it… As well, I credit the U-2 with getting me into aviation at all. I remember sitting at the end of a runway in Korea when I was about 10 years old and watching a U-2 takeoff and rocket up into the clouds in what looked like a straight up fashion (it was probably more like 30 or 40 degrees…) Totally blew me away and drew me into flight sims, which eventually drew me into flying as profession…

BeachAV8R

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There is so much to like about that aircraft. The ‘spacesuit’ in the cockpit, the wheel struts placed manually under the wings - considering when all this was designed it’s amazing how well it has held up.

Seems like this happens to a lot of folks.

I guess you could say it got
*puts on sunglasses*
you, too.