Friday Funny- The Dragonlady

The U-2 has been in service for many a decade. Such a seemingly simple airplane, it in fact has a reputation for requiring the finest touch. At its service ceiling, the margin between stall speed and mach limiting number might only be 2 or 3 knots.

And she’s a beast to land in a crosswind….

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2 thoughts on “Friday Funny- The Dragonlady”

  1. I have to express my sympathy for the pilot in that clip. I’ve had some interesting times in GA Ac in crosswind landings, and those have all been with low aspect ratio wings. With a U2, crosswind landings must be one cast iron SOB to handle.

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