The U-2 spy plane lifted off for the first time on August 1, 1955. That first flight didn’t go as planned, bu the Dragon Lady is still flying today. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. On August 1, 1955, a prototype of the U-2 spy plane sprinted down a […]
The original U-2, developed in complete secrecy, took its first flight in August 1955. Sixty-four years later, the Dragon Lady is still prowling the skies, but with a whole new set of controls and sensors. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Since the mid-1950s, the US Air Force’s U-2 […]
The U-2, perhaps the world’s most well-known spy plane, has been in service since the mid-1950s. Despite that long career, the cadre of pilots who’ve flown the Dragon Lady is still relatively small. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. When an Air Force major called J.J. completed a solo flight […]
The Air Force is opening up the selection process for pilots to fly the legendary U-2 spy plane. The six-year experience minimum is being discarded, and trainee pilots will be able to pick the U-2 as they would any other plane. The program is only experimental right now, however, so […]
The U-2 spy plane is an engineering marvel, but...