The Transylvania Times -

By Robbie Robertson
Sports Editor 

U-2 Pilot Recounts Time In Top-Secret Plane – Brevard NC

 

Designed with an 80 (and later 100) foot wingspan, the U-2 could sustain flight at up to 70,000 feet, something only one other aircraft could do (the SR-71 'Blackbird).(Photos Courtesy Duke Woodhull)

Silent - practically invisible at 60,000 feet - - the U-2 "spy plane" perhaps more than anything else symbolizes the Cold War.

Designed to fly in the upper reaches of the atmosphere and highly classified to this day, the U-2 is flown by a small fraternity of pilots many still sworn to secrecy about the specifics of the plane and their missions over foreign countries (enemy and friend alike)....



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